A distraught daughter filmed the moment she dropped off her elderly cancer-stricken mother at a federal prison after she was convicted over her participation in the events of January 6.
Back in May, Idaho woman Pamela Hemphill, 69, was sentenced to two months behind bars and three years probation on charges she picketed inside the US Capitol building that day.
On Tuesday, Twitter user Jenifa Breeze delivered her mother to the FCI Dublin prison in California, a low-security, female prison in Alameda County where inmates have reported sexual attacks by prison guards.
“Mom, how do you feel?” Hemphill’s daughter asked her as they arrived at the correctional facility.
“Scared to death. I’m frightened, but I know God’s with me. I just gotta take it five minutes at a time, one day at a time.”
Hemphill said she would “lean on God,” and called on Americans to support the Jan. 6 defendants currently being politically persecuted.
In a follow-up video, Breeze remarked, “It was hard dropping my mother off at prison today, but the look in her eyes and her last hug I’ll never forget it. I’m just gonna give God all the praise.”
“Please pray for my mom while she’s in there – Pamela Hemphill, MAGA granny, Jan 6 defendant. God wins this time.”
Hemphill received words of support from her prayer group Tuesday morning before she headed to prison.
Hemphill was at the protest that day filming as people stormed the Capitol and was reportedly heard telling demonstrators, “You just come in. That’s all you do. This is your house, your house. Haven’t you had enough with the (expletive)?” while at the same time asking police to help her get out of harm’s way.
Later that day, after President Trump urged supporters to leave the Capitol, Hemphill attempted to stop people from entering the building, however prosecutors still claimed she “needlessly drew resources away from police at a time when they were desperately needed,” according to KTVB.
Hemphill’s actions seemingly pale in comparison to those of provocateur Ray Epps, who was caught on film telling a crowd the night before the “Capitol is our enemy,” and that they should “go into the Capitol,” in addition to being filmed breaching barricades and clashing with police on the Capitol steps – however, Epps for whatever reason has faced no repercussions for participating in, or helping coordinate the initial breach.