Fox News’ Mark Levin has claimed that suspects in the January 6 attack on the Capitol are being treated worse than “terrorists” who are detained at Guantanamo Bay, and falsely claimed that the charges against them have not been made public.
“We have SWAT teams that are being used to collect people and bring them back to Washington. We’re hearing that they’re in some of the worst jails, and that some of them are being put in solitary confinement, where they only have an hour where they can go outside if that, that they’re being fed poor food, that they’re being treated like they’re terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, where the would be treated actually better.”
Levin argued that the attack from the mob of Donald Trump supporters was not an insurrection, and that the former president could not have incited it—refuting the allegation over which Trump was impeached.
A few minutes later, Levin contrasted the treatment of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists to those who participated in Black Lives Matter protests last summer.
“We hear that people are charged with misdemeanors, we hear that people are being threatened, that they may need to make plea agreements,” he said. “We hear that they’re being told that they have to pay funds so they can fix the Capitol building. And I ask myself, how about Black Lives Matter and Antifa? Who is rounding them up? Who is sending SWAT teams out to get them?”
Contrary to Levin’s comments, the names of the alleged protesters who have been arrested, the charges against them, and other information has been publicly available for months, heavily covered by the media. Multiple news outlets have compiled comprehensive lists of the accused insurrectionists and posted their data online, including CBS News, Business Insider, and USA Today.