Jail of 60 days for Simone Gold, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLD), who pleaded guilty to charges related to the Jan 6 Capitol Riot

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Update, June 16: Simone Gold was sentenced to 60 days in jail. 

Insurrectionist Tells Judge Her Elite Credentials Should Keep Her Out of Prison

Stanford-educated lawyer and Covid misinformation spreader Dr. Simone Gold will be sentenced Thursday.

Update, June 16: Simone Gold was sentenced to 60 days in jail. 

When Simone Gold was making her meteoric rise in the right-wing ecosphere, she never failed to mention in public appearances that she was both an emergency room doctor and a Stanford-educated lawyer. The credentials made her popular among anti-vaxxers, evangelicals, and others who supported her nonprofit, America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), which she launched in opposition to pandemic lockdowns in 2020. Even after she pushed her way into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, she yelled in the Rotunda, “I am a Stanford-educated attorney!” before giving speeches to passing rioters complaining about vaccine mandates and urging the use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for Covid treatment. She spent an hour in the Capitol that day, pushing her way to the door of the House chamber as members of Congress fled the violent mob.
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Far from mitigating her crime, they argue, Gold’s professional credentials indicate that of all the people who joined in the mob at the insurrection that day, she should have known better. Not only did she fail to use her medical skills to help a Capitol police officer who had been pushed to the ground by the mob right in front of her as she entered the building, prosecutors write, but:

“Gold, having attended a premier law school, could be expected to have been amply aware that entering the US Capitol with a forceful mob, and rushing past broken windows to do so, was illegal. Gold could be expected to have had an understanding that breaking into the House Chamber on the very day that, under established law, the United States Congress certifies the results of the presidential election, would have particularly harmful consequences for our democracy. Yet Gold joined a mob that attempted to do exactly that.”

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/06/simone-gold-insurrectionist-tells-judge-her-elite-credentials-should-keep-her-out-of-prison/

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