House Republicans pulled Parkland’s father, Manuel Oliver, out of hearings and had him arrested because he claimed he tried to re-enter at an oversight committee hearing.
Video of Oliver’s arrest:
here @manueloliver00 Arrested for speaking at a committee hearing. His son Jaoquin was shot dead in Parkland, Florida.
Manny is a hero. he didn’t deserve this. The Republican chairman of the commission called him a narcissist. Embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/6jccYvesHb
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) March 23, 2023
NBC News Rep. Pat Fallon (R-Texas) reportedly said: They were then removed and one decided to come back while we were still being gavel and obstructing the hearing. I had a day off at that time. Capitol police were overwhelmed outside the corridors, but now they are back at the meeting. “
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Fallon said at the hearing, “Is this a riot? So they’re just as detained — I don’t want another January 6th, do I?”
A man who lost a child in America’s worst school shooting has been compared to domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol, attacked law enforcement officers and attempted a coup for Donald Trump .
The arrest of Manuel Oliver is appalling. Republicans did more in this hearing to stop the father of a mass shooting victim than to hold 1/6 Trump his terrorists accountable.
Mr. Oliver should not have been arrested and handcuffed to the ground. The whole situation was wrong.As Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California) stated, “The same people who want to arrest you and put you in jail want to go to a D.C. jail this week and free the January 6 terrorists.”
Republicans are more interested prosecutor’s arrest And grieving parents than doing anything to keep America and Americans safe.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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