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A “Regretful” Warrior? Dr. Simone Gold Sentenced to 60 Days in Prison Over J6 Protests
Just a few weeks ago, the founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, Dr. Simone Gold, who is also a lawyer, author, and mother, tweeted this message to her nearly 500,000 Twitter followers:
“These are warriors who pursue the truth, defend the Constitution, and support medical equality for all. We reject lockdowns. We reject coercive medical mandates. We choose liberty. Who’s with us?”
The tweet was accompanied by photos in which a beaming Dr. Gold is standing arm-in-arm with General Michael Flynn and Joey Gilbert, a Republican gubernatorial candidate from Nevada.
Dr. Gold has gained significant notoriety since she and a dozen other medical doctors took to the Supreme Court steps on July 27, 2020, to deliver a press conference to demand that never ever should the U.S. government mandate a vaccine to American citizens. That this should not happen in America; it should not be allowed to happen anywhere, they said.
Fast-forward to January 18, 2021, when Gold was arrested and weeks later indicted on multiple counts, including disrupting and disorderly conduct of official Government proceedings and remaining in a restricted building or grounds during the January 6, 2021, protests.
Gold pleaded not guilty to all counts on February 25, 2021, but then signed a plea agreement on March 3, 2022, and was charged with a nonviolent misdemeanor offense of unlawfully entering and remaining in a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol. Her sentencing for these “crimes” was scheduled for June 16.
On Thursday, an Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge, Christopher Cooper, for the District of Columbia, sentenced the physician to a 60-day prison term followed by 12 months of supervised release, and ordered her to pay a $9,500 fine, reported ABC News.
The same day of her sentencing, Dr. Gold emailed a press statement to the supporters of her 501(c)(3) foundation, America’s Frontline Doctors, describing her arrest and role at the Capitol, outlining her sentencing for her participation in the events of January 6, 2021.
According to her statement, Dr. Gold was among the dozens of public figures scheduled to speak on January 6, following President Trump’s speech at the Ellipse, but her speech had been canceled.
“Upon hearing this, Dr. Gold was swept into the Capitol building when the doors were opened from the inside, with law enforcement ushering people in,” reads the email.
The statement went on to clarify that “Dr. Gold did express regret for being involved in a situation that later became unpredictable, but what she is facing are the consequences of exercising free speech in today’s America.”
In a transcript of her courtroom interaction with Judge Cooper, Gold states that she “did not intend to take part in a situation that was so destructive to our nation…. I was misguided. I should not have entered,” Gold said, “Everything I did on January 6, misguided or not, was consistent with my effort to do my best for people.”
Gold’s email to her supporters continued: “Like most January 6th defendants, she is a victim of selective prosecution — a defining feature of corrupted governments, and a direct violation of the equal protection guarantee of the US Constitution.”
Many will remember when Dr. Gold shook the world after she and other distinguished medical doctors took to the Supreme Court steps to deliver that momentous press conference, which has since been censored by all social-media platforms.
“Americans must stand up,” Gold urged during her many public appearances in churches and community rallies in months following the press conference, as she stressed the importance of early treatment through the use of drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, both of which have been proven effective in studies for early treatment against Covid-19. However, the media has covered these truths with myths of the non-efficacy of the drugs, thus refusing their use and costing millions of Americans lives.
Both drugs remain prohibited in the treatment of Covid by the CDC and the FDA. Though verified studies, including the most famous one out of Israel, have also claimed vaccines such as the Pfizer-BioNTech have a limited 39-percent effectiveness rate against Covid.
As for Gold, her punishment for organizing the “White Coat Summit” resulted in the California Medical Board threatening to revoke her license and accusing her of sharing “dangerous disinformation.”
Dr. Gold continued to speak out against the harmful aspects of the Covid-19 vaccine and destructive lockdowns, though she is not an “anti-vaxxer,” despite the media’s repeatedly falsely claims to the contrary. She has also decried the civil-rights abuses against not only medical doctors who refused the jab when it was mandated by hospitals and workplaces in states such as her native California but also against the injustice of the January 6 political prisoners still in jail being denied due process.
And while not going silently into the night, Dr. Gold has to a point given in to the narrative that “January 6 was one of the darkest days in history” by succumbing to the weaponization of the federal government to target political opponents of the Biden/Harris regime and making a plea bargain with the DOJ, despite doing nothing wrong at the Capitol but entering the People’s House to make her remarks regarding her beliefs in physicians’ right to free speech.
Unfortunately, Gold’s statement of apology or “regret for being in a situation that later became unpredictable,” and her acceptance of a plea agreement to be able to return to something of a “normal” life may be seen by some as an insult to the dozens of political prisoners still languishing in filthy jails for going on two years as they await their trial. Those such as Edward Jake Lang or Stewart Rhodes.
These men have lost everything, yet refuse to recant their position that the 2020 election was stolen, which is truly their “crime,” according to the FBI and Department of Justice.
Notably, the DOJ has yet to convict one person of sedition charges on January 6, though the department has brought forth several charges against individuals, with prosecutors allegedly securing three guilty pleas to “seditious conspiracy” in the cases of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes and his so-called co-conspirators.
In an escalating case against Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, prosecutors accuse Tarrio and five defendants associated with the group of “working together to intimidate members of Congress and law enforcement and prompt them to flee, thereby preventing them from performing their official duties,” though still no formal information exists as to where the indictment of conspiracy charges is leading. Rhodes maintains his innocence and vehemently has denied all wrongdoing.
Incredibly, the DOJ has spent tens of millions of dollars pursuing prosecution in cases related to January 6. So far, many defendants have made deals with prosecutors and in some cases, such as the case of #Walkaway founder Brandon Straka, admitted to crimes they did not commit.
In contrast, Black Lives Matters and Antifa protestors who defiled and destroyed public property to the tune of billions of dollars in damage, as well as abused and fought savagely with the intent to kill police, have been released or in many cases were never charged.
Certainly, none have been as unfairly and inhumanely treated as many January 6 defendants still rotting in solitary confinement with no constitutional rights to a speedy trial despite having been convicted of no crime.
Dr. Gold, while speaking for months upon months with righteous indignation to stand against tyranny and urging her supporters to get “comfortable with being uncomfortable,” to stand unified and strong, has taken a bit of a U-turn by calling January 6 a “situation that was so destructive to our nation.”
Gold’s organization, America’s Frontline Doctors, is certainly worthy of praise. But, will her integrity and credibility going forward hold up with her supporters, many of whom believe that January 6 was not a “destructive” riot or insurrection?
While many facts are still unknown about the incident on January 6, Dr. Gold’s recent decisions and statements do not fly in the face of the January 6 committee hearings as they continue to propel their powerful and truly “destructive” Democratic-scripted propaganda machine.
Annalisa Pesek is a writer, editor, and librarian. She joins The New American after spending nearly a decade in New York publishing.
Published with permission of thenewamerican.com