Last Updated on July 15, 2022
A 69-year-old grandmother and cancer patient was sentenced to prison for a two-month sentence over her misdemeanor of trespassing into the Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
After being arrested in August of 2021, Pam Hemphill plead guilty in January to a single charge of demonstrating, picketing, or parading inside the Capitol.
In an emotional video, Hemphill gave a message directed to the American people before she entered prison Wednesday.
“Just keep your faith, that no matter what’s going on in your life, God’s with us. No matter what’s happening to us. It’s gonna be okay in our lives,” Hemphill sai69-year-oldd.
“Just lean on God and just do what’s right and help make this country better again and support all those that are right now locked up. And the January 6th people that are not getting any trials. God bless you all,” she added.
When asked how she felt, Hemphill explained how she was scared but trusted in God.
The 69-year-old said she was, “scared to death. I’m frightened but I know God’s with me. I just got to take it five minutes at a time and one day at a time.”
Joe Biden’s justice department is sending a 69 year old grandma with breast cancer to prison for 60 days for trespassing and entering the Capitol on January 6th. Shameful. pic.twitter.com/nSadgFAsH9
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 14, 2022
On Tuesday morning, Judge Royce Lamberth sentenced Hemphill to 60 days in prison and ordered her to pay $500 in restitution for damages to the Capitol.
“I’m heading to the prison! Just know your prayers and support is keeping me going emotionally and spiritually! Love you guys dearly!” Hemphill tweeted out midday.
I’m heading to the prison! Just know your prayers and support is keeping me going emotionally and spiritually! Love you guys dearly!
— Pam Hemphill-MAGAGranny (@PamHemphill79) July 12, 2022
She is staying at a low-security prison near San Francisco.
Speaking with Newsmax’s Greg Kelly on Tuesday night, the pro-Trump grandmother contested she never picketed or paraded in the Capitol.
She said she was shoved into the building by the protestors behind her. “But if that’s what they wanted me to plead guilty to, so I thought okay, my lawyer advised me,” Hemphill explained.
According to American Greatness, video footage from J6 shows Hemphill pleading with other protestors, telling them, “Don’t steal. Don’t harm. That’s not good!”
On Thursday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called on President Joe Biden to grant Hemphill clemency.
“I’m appalled beyond words. How many rioters whose criminal charges were eventually dropped did Kamala & Omar bail out of jail? This is completely out of control!!! Judge Lambert sent a 69 yr old cancer patient to jail because of another woman’s statements on Fox News that he let off. This is OUTRAGEOUS! Antifa & BLM burn and riot our cities and over 95% of their charges COMPLETELY DROPPED!!!” Greene tweeted.
This is completely out of control!!!
Judge Lambert sent a 69 yr old cancer patient to jail because of another woman’s statements on Fox News that he let off.
This is OUTRAGEOUS!
Antifa & BLM burn and riot our cities and over 95% of their charges COMPLETELY DROPPED!!! pic.twitter.com/iwBKZidVCr
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 14, 2022
“@JoeBiden must give Pam Hemphill clemency now! What kind of country have we become?” the Georgia Republican added.
Stay tuned to National File for any updates.