“Many in Washington said that the Capitol Hill riot that occurred on January 6, 2021 was a threat to democracy and many participants are serving long sentences for it.”
Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled a fire alarm, interrupting a crucial House vote. He pleaded guilty and agreed to a plea deal with a $1,000 fine and a written apology to the Capitol Police. However, there will be no further investigation.
The so-called ‘QAnon Shaman’ Jacob Chansley was found guilty of one felony account of obstructing an official proceeding and was sentenced to 41 months in jail. In all, 277 January 6 protesters were put behind bars with the average sentence being about 60 days, but none of them had the same power as a sitting member of Congress.
It seems that interrupting a democratic vote in Congress’s most democratic chamber is not taken as seriously when done by a member of Congress.
That’s it for now.