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Lawyer’s Controversial Comments To TPM Pop Up Again In Jan. 6 Case

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress hel... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A protester screams "Freedom" inside the Senate chamber after the U.S. Capitol was breached by a mob during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building during demonstrations in the nation's capital. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 2, 2021 10:42 a.m.

A lawyer’s assertion to TPM last month that many defendants in Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection case were “fucking short-bus people” is still making waves in federal court, with a federal prosecutor arguing Monday that the comments ought not be grounds for splitting up a case involving multiple defendants. 

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