Edward Jacob Lang, a Capitol rioter who is accused of hitting a Capitol officer with a baseball bat during the Jan. 6 insurrection, decided to call Newsmax from a Washington, D.C. prison for an on-air interview, thinking that he could score points by calling on people to “band together” against the government.
He thought wrong and the Washington, D.C. Jail swiftly terminated the interview.
During the brief call, Lang told Newsmax that he was being subjected to “psychological warfare” during his time at the jail.
“No doubt, you’re probably going to face some repercussions for even doing this interview,” host Heather Childers observed. “Are you a little worried about that?”
“Fear does not live in the hearts of patriots,” Lang replied. “And, you know, it’s time for American people to band together and to stand behind the Constitution and to really support the January sixers because we were the frontline…”
Then, as Lang spoke, his voice was replaced by an automated message announcing that the call was “being terminated by the facility.”
“Uh oh,” Childers reacted. “Someone didn’t like that conversation.”
As noted by Raw Story, Lang is facing 13 criminal charges in connection with the events of Jan. 6 violence at the US Capitol. RS also reported that a judge has previously ruled against pre-trial release for Lang.
Watch the video below.
The DC jail terminated Newsmax's interview with Jan. 6 defendant Edward Jacob Lang as it was ongoing. pic.twitter.com/FwFSxVZpr9
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