You may have heard about the Belmarsh tribunal held in Washington yesterday on the continued detention of Julian Assange. I was curious about what the congressional US left has said so I looked it up. In 2019 Sanders said it was wrong for Trump to prosecute Assange. Since then I don’t know if he’s said anything else about the case, and he doesn’t seem to have made any statements mentioning Assange by name.
Tweets from the squad about Assange:
- Ilhan Omar – two tweets where she called his prosecution ‘indefensible’
- AOC: 0 – in 2019 she said she was ‘concerned’ by the journalism ‘aspect’ of Assange’s case.
- Rashida Tlaib: 0
- Cori Bush: 0
- Jamaal Bowman: 0
- Ayanna Pressley: 0
British MPs like Corbyn have been far more vocal.