Democrats often seem to think they are above the law, which is exactly why so many of their lawmakers end up in prison. Now, yet another Democratic member of Congress has been led away in handcuffs.
Right Wing News reported that Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democratic Congresswoman from Seattle, Washington, was arrested along with 575 others as she protested the president’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies yesterday on Capitol Hill. She marched with the protesters from the Department of Justice to the Hart Senate Office building, where they sat and chanted in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience.
Jayapal and the other protesters were unlawfully demonstrating inside the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.
I was just arrested with 500+ women and @WomensMarch to say @RealDonaldTrump’s cruel zero-tolerance policy will not continue. Not in our country. Not in our name.
June 30 we’re putting ourselves in the street again.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) June 28, 2018
“I was just arrested with 500+ women and @WomensMarch to say @RealDonaldTrump’s cruel zero-tolerance policy will not continue. Not in our country. Not in our name. June 30 we’re putting ourselves in the street again,” Jayapal posted on Twitter.
Democratic Sens. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut were also all at the protest, but they were not arrested.
After she was released from jail, Jayapal said that the protest was about “drawing attention to the tragic situation [of] children who are in cages, separated from their parents, parents who are seeking asylum, who are in prison.”
“I’m just so proud of these women who understand what a serious moment we’re in and what a cruel and inhumane and intolerable and unAmerican thing we are doing thanks to the Trump administration,” Jayapal continued
— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2018
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