Brandon Straka, who founded #WalkAway and was convicted on charges linked to the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol, wears prisoner clothes while demonstrating being jailed at the exhibition hall during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, U.S., August 5, 2022. REUTERS/Shelby Tauber

A booth at CPAC displayed a conservative activist in a jail cell acting like an incarcerated January 6 rioter. 
The performance drew the eyes, and prayers, of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. 

Politico reported in April 2021 that pre-trial detainees in a DC jail were placed in “restrictive housing.”

A convicted Capitol rioter spent the day in a prop cell at the Conservative Political Action Conference during a performance aimed at highlighting the “mistreatment” of those jailed after storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.

His tearful performance ultimately drew the eyes — and prayers — of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

The conservative activist, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit and MAGA hat inside of a prop cell, spent the day in character, weeping and tallying days on a chalkboard set up within the performance space. 

WUSA reporter Jordan Fischer identified the man as Brandon Straka, founder of the #WalkAway Foundation, which encouraged liberal voters to abandon the Democratic party and vote for Trump. Straka pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Engaging in Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Building or Grounds during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, receiving 90 days home confinement and three years probation, but avoided jail time, NPR reported.

Straka said in a statement to Insider that the purpose of the performance was to highlight “the pain and suffering that has resulted from the division that exists among the American people,” but he “does not endorse or condone the behavior of anybody who committed crimes on …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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