Former President Donald Trump expressed his support for individuals charged over January 6th, two days before a planned “Justice for J6” rally at the Capitol.
Hundreds of people, per the DOJ, have been arrested in connection with the riots at the Capitol. A mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after the then-president repeatedly stirred up the big lie about the 2020 election results.
Trump has continued to push these baseless claims, and on Thursday he sent out a statement saying the people arrested are “being persecuted so unfairly.”
“Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest,” he said, referencing his false statements about the election.