Fox News host Mark Levin is worried about the people who have been arrested for their involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. In a June 13 episode rebroadcast on Saturday, Levin took the opening minutes of his show to argue that the suspects would be treated better at the U.S. government’s detention center in Guantanamo Bay.
After his introduction, Levin dived right in, asking, “What has happened, exactly, to the hundreds of people who were involved on Jan. 6?” He clarified that he was specifically talking about those located directly in or near the Capitol when the insurrection broke out, saying that their consequences — and the process leading to those consequences — should be made public.
“We are supposed to be a republic. We are supposed to be a free country. We have a constitutional system. We have due process,” he said. “Take a look at the Constitution. We don’t have secret trials in this country. And yet what has happened to these people?”
Levin goes on to list what unnamed “independent reporters” have said are happening to those involved in the Jan. 6 insurrection, suggesting some have been kept in solitary confinement and not getting gourmet meals. He noted that he believes these rioters would be treated better at one of the most controversial prisons in the country.
“They’re being treated like they’re terrorists, and at Guantanamo Bay — where they’d be treated actually better,” Levin said.
The host went on to rail against the media, along with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not “[giving] a damn” before he downplayed the gravity of the event altogether.
“The truth is, this was not an insurrection, let alone incitement for an insurrection,” Levin said, claiming there are “hours and hours and hours of footage that the Department of Justice will not release.”
In his arguments, Levin provides few concrete sources, simply saying “we hear” these things that are happening. You can watch the full video here and above.