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Federal Judge Does The Unthinkable: Suggested Prosecutors Are Being Tougher On Jan. 6 Rioters Than Those Of George Floyd

Democrats have smothered the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in the thickest rhetorical gravy they could ladle out, calling it the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War, worse than 9/11, an insurrection, sedition and an outright attempt to overthrow the American government.

Oklahoma resident Danielle Doyle was among the hundreds of Trumpsters who crashed the seat of our government on that hellish day.

And for that great crime, federal prosecutors wanted her punished – by spending two months under house arrest.

Yet even that was too much for U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, appointed to the federal bench by former President Donald Trump.    

The judge on Friday sentenced Doyle, who had been ratted out by a coworker and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, to probation, according to news reports. Other accounts noted that he also ordered her to pay a $3,000 fine and an additional $500 for damage to the Capitol.

During the sentencing hearing, according to Newsmax, she told the judge, “I love this country. So many people came here to represent things that were important to us but in the blink of an eye, all of those things were overshadowed. For that I’m sorry, because it overshadowed the things that were good.”

Still, McFadden was not happy with Doyle. He excoriated her actions and those of others involved in the riot.

“You were acting like those looters and rioters who attacked our city last year,” the judge said. “You participated in a shameful event, a national embarrassment that, like last year’s riots, made us feel less safe and less confident that our country could be governed by democratic values and not mob rule.”

Yet McFadden departed radically from other federal judges.

He had the audacity to compare the federal government’s treatment of the Trump rioters to those who rioted, looted, burned, and vandalized Washington, D.C., in the name of George Floyd.

The judge told Doyle, according to media accounts, that she had acted “like all those looters and rioters last year. That’s because looters and rioters decided the law did not apply to them.” 

McFadden then took a shot at federal prosecutors.

Media accounts noted that he spotlighted statistics on Floyd/Black Lives Matter riot cases in D.C. that were not prosecuted.

“I think the U.S. attorney’s office would have more credibility if it was even-handed in its concern about riots and mobs in this city,” McFadden said.

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