You may know Simone Gold from her early response to the draconian COVID lockdowns and her pushback on the medical protocols that accompanied the early days of the pandemic in her role as a founder of America’s Frontline Doctors. What you may not know about is that in addition to being a doctor, she’s also an attorney.
Dr. Gold spoke at CPAC 2024 in Washington DC this weekend and alerted the audience to what she calls “the most important J6 news since J6.” After her speech, I interviewed her and she summarized her thoughts for RedState:
Amazing conversation with @drsimonegold about the obscure subsection of a law being used to threaten nonviolent January 6 protesters with 20-year felonies.
— Bob Hoge (@Bob_Hoge_CA) February 23, 2024
She sounded the alarm about how the Department of Justice has been using a small section of a much broader law to prosecute those who participated in the events of January 6, 2021, and how these techniques are unprecedented and draconian.
Gold herself was sentenced in 2022 to a 60-day prison term followed by 12 months of supervised release and a $9,500 fine for participating at the Capitol that day, so she has personal experience with the situation.
In her speech and her interview, Gold called attention to a crucial case that the Supreme Court will soon decide on:
The Supreme Court will be hearing a J6 case called USA vs. Fischer in eight to ten weeks. They will give a ruling in June, and that will either bring down this entire house of cards, or it will bring down the pretense that we have a rule of law in our nation.
The Department of Justice is using a sledgehammer to get people to plead to lesser charges by separating the concept of mens rea (“guilty mind” in Latin) from that of the act of the crime itself. Her question: Can a “subset of a statute be orphaned from its parent?”
This is absurd reasoning and is the best one-liner I’ve ever heard, “Congress does not hide elephants in mouseholes.” It’s crazy!
Gold explained the dangers of the DOJ’s harsh approach to J6 defendants and how they’re using the immense power of the state to crack down on these defendants while ignoring similar crimes by other people — namely demonstrators and rioters who were not involved in the Jan. 6 protests but instead took to the streets or were involved in “direct action” for leftist causes. Think: the BLM riots or NY Dem Congressman Jamaal Bowman’s pulling of a fire alarm to disrupt an official proceeding, an act for which he got a slap on the wrist.
Three years after the events of January 6, an astonishing 1,200 people have been charged with crimes, while more than 460 have been imprisoned. But are the tactics used by the DOJ really fair?
It was a pleasure talking with Dr. Gold and hearing her thoughts on the state of what increasingly seems to be a two-tiered system of justice in America.
Here’s her full CPAC speech: