The first sentence has been handed down to someone involved in the January 6 Capitol incursion, angering leftists who thought rioters would receive much harsher sentences, including jail time.
The Daily Wire reports:
Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, from Indiana, was sentenced to probation and assessed a $500 fine after she pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor for trespassing, CNN reported. Federal Judge Royce Lamberth said Morgan-Lloyd avoided up to six months in jail because she wasn’t involved in any of the violence that took place on January 6 and condemned those who were.
“Some of these defendants are not going to do what you did. They’re not going to say they did anything wrong. They, to this day, would still participate in the demonstration,” Lamberth said, according to CNN. “… I don’t want to create the impression that probation is the automatic outcome here, because it’s not going to be.”
Lamberth also took the opportunity to take a shot at unnamed Republicans who he said were downplaying the events of January 6.
“I don’t know what planet they were on,” Lamberth said, without naming a single GOP lawmaker. He added that videos from the incident “will show the attempt of some congressman to rewrite history that these were tourists walking through the capitol is utter nonsense.”
According to the report, nearly 500 people have been charged in the January 6 incursion, with seven pleading guilty so far.