An announcement about Paul Manafort’s release was just issued, and it’s sending shockwaves through Washington, DC. This is unreal.
Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is calling for the release of Manafort from solitary confinement on the basis that it’s “torture.” You read that correctly.
She tweeted, “Paul Manafort is being sent to solitary confinement in my district – Rikers Island. A prison sentence is not a license for gov torture and human rights violations.”
Then she concluded: “That’s what solitary confinement is. Manafort should be released, along with all people being held in solitary.”
While she’s naive about the purpose of prison and apparently doesn’t have a working definition of “torture,” it’s stunning that she’s at least willing to be consistent in her view.
Given how mercilessly Democrats persecuted President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, the likelihood of him being removed from solitary confinement is zero.
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