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In an op-ed on Thursday, Washington Post contributing columnist Matt Bai suggested that John Hinkley Jr. was treated more harshly by the Department of Justice than supporters of President Donald Trump.

On June 15, Hinkel, 41, was released unconditionally after attempting to shoot President Ronald Reagan. In addition to attacking the president, Hinkley also shot then-White House Press Secretary James Brady and a secret service agent, causing the former to face lifelong medical problems.

Shortly after his release, Hinckley announced plans to hold a concert in Brooklyn on July 8. New York City canceled the event a day later.

John Hinkley, Jr. Mugshot on March 30, 1981.  (Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons / Getty Images)

John Hinkley, Jr. Mugshot on March 30, 1981. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons / Getty Images)

Bai described the situation as “difficult for the stomach”, while Hinkley insisted on “paying for his crimes.”

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“It’s all hard for the stomach, I’ll give it to you. But you know what?” Hinkley paid more than half his life for his crime. The left wrote.

He then compared Hinkley to Trump supporters, suggesting that his actions were similar to those of Hinkley, but at worst, he had no “remorse” and did not face any consequences.

“Eventually, federal prosecutors paved the way for Hinkley’s release. The doctors treating him told the court that he was mentally stable and posed no threat to the public,” Bai wrote. “If we could tell one of these things to those who conspired to deny the 2020 elections. They also tried to destabilize the country by depriving us of an elected president. Their decisions also led to violence and tragic deaths. Where is the remorse? Where is the courage to face what you have done?” “

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep.  Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep.  Jim Jordan (R-OH) attends a press conference on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attends a press conference on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Although Bai insisted that we do not reduce Hinckley’s crime, she suggested that Hinckley Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Kevin McCarthy was treated more unjustly than R-Calif.

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“Which of these deserves more freedom than Hinckley? Who among them thinks they deserve better or more protection than a man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia who can lead the course of history?” The woman asked.

He concludes, “Hinkley will end a worldly footnote, a failed and then a lover killer who fades into obscurity. Trump, Eastman, Giuliani and the rest will survive in descendants like Benedict Arnold, the worst kind. Traitors are those who hide their crimes behind the flag.” . “

President Benny Thompson, D-Miss, comments during the selection committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capital.

President Benny Thompson, D-Miss, comments during the selection committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the United States Capital.
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January 6. The committee held several public hearings on the Capital Riot incidents.