“President Trump, thank you! Thank you for honoring our heroes of January 6, and not letting them be silenced.”

Following former President Trump’s CPAC speech on Saturday, supporters of January 6 defendants rallying outside the DC jail were grateful that he had played a recording of the National Anthem sang by J6 inmates at recent events including CPAC.

During the CPAC speech, Trump referred to J6 prisoners as “hostages.”

January 6 defendant Andrew Taake, calling in from jail while awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to one felony, wanted to hear what Trump had said about J6ers during the CPAC speech: “Did he say anything good about us?”

“It was brief, but he did speak about you guys, and it was all positive!”

“Yup, that’s good!”

Taylor Johnatakis, awaiting sentencing on three felonies for January 6, describes wanting Americans to avoid a violent revolution, rather he wants boycotts and other actions: “Do not watch news channels and TV channels that don’t support your belief systems or your causes!”

He cites the Bud Light boycott as an example, and expresses concern for the current state of voting machines.

Douglas Wyatt, currently serving 46 months on one felony, called in to the “Freedom Corner” as well.

“My grievance wasn’t with the Capitol Police at all. My grievance was with the members inside that building.” He says someone handed him the mace he sprayed at officers, which he describes as an accident, and demands Speaker Johnson release the January 6 footage.

He says he didn’t see the police when he pulled the trigger of the mace.
“12 seconds, that’s the length of time that I had this thing in my hand. For that 12 seconds, I was given 46 months in federal prison. That’s tragic.” He says he wants whoever gave him the mace identified.

Matthew Krol, serving 51 months, tells his January 6 story as well to supporters outside the DC jail. He says he saw “old people getting beat up by these stupid cops” which is why “I smacked that cop once, and I smacked a couple other cops that had hands on people once each.”

J6 defendant Christopher Quaglin said “some heads are gonna roll, including probably my own” at his sentencing for 12 felonies. He says his own lawyer was “literally scared” in a meeting.

“I don’t care if it’s 15 years, 17 years, or 25 years. It is what is is at this point.”