DeSantis ‘Ignores’ Jan 6 Prisoners and Wants ‘Nothing to Do’ With Them, Family Member Says

A family member of a January 6 prisoner that tragically committed suicide while incarcerated says that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis won’t help Capitol riot defendants.

Geri Perna, the aunt of January 6 protester Matthew Lawrence Perna, who died from suicide on February 25, 2022 while incarcerated by the Biden regime, accused the Florida governor of being silent in the face of political persecution and having “nothing to do with any of the [January 6 defendants] from his state.

“And there are more people in Florida than any other state who were arrested for January 6 and he ignores every one of their calls,” Perna said of DeSantis.

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Perna committed suicide as he awaited sentencing charges for witness tampering, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, and two counts of disorderly conduct.

“Matthew Lawrence Perna died on February 25, 2022 of a broken heart,” his family said in the protester’s obituary. “His community (which he loved), his country, and the justice system killed his spirit and his zest for life.”

On January 6, Perna entered the Capitol building through an open door that he did not damage, nor did he touch or steal any Capitol property. The election integrity supporter was also one of the protesters who stayed within the Capitol’s velvet ropes and took photos.


Perna’s obituary added that the pro-Trump protester went to Washington D.C. from Pennsylvania “to peacefully stand up for his beliefs” and listen to the former president’s speech. They added that he “immediately turned himself in” to the authorities upon discovering that he was wanted.

“For this act, he has been persecuted by many members of his community, friends, relatives, and people who had never met him,” said the obituary. “The constant delays in hearings and postponements dragged out for over a year. Because of this, Matt’s heart broke and his spirit died,” the obituary said.

In a show of support for those suffering under the Biden regime’s prosecution of January 6 protesters, 45th President Donald Trump and a group of 20 January 6 prisoners known as the “J6 Prison Choir” released a song titled “Justice For All.”

The song is a rendition of the national anthem that includes clips of the former president reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and has topped the charts on iTunes over the last few days.

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This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.


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