Fact check: J.D. Vance falsely claims dozens of jailed Capitol protesters haven’t been charged with a crime
Facts First: Vance’s claims are false. Every alleged Capitol rioter who is being held in jail to await trial has been charged with a crime. Moreover, every one of the dozens of defendants listed on the very donations page Vance was promoting has been charged with a crime.
A Vance campaign spokesman had not responded as of Friday night to a Fintech Zoom request for comment.
Vance graduated from Yale Law School in 2013. A venture capitalist best known as the author of the bestselling book “Hillbilly Elegy,” he had more than 172,000 Twitter followers as of Thursday.
The ‘political prisoners’ claim
Fintech Zoom’s Marshall Cohen contributed to this article.