Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) presented Dr. Simone Gold a flag that was once flown over the U.S. Capitol on Friday, following her 45 days in jail for being involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and stepping inside restricted premises.
“Dr. Simone Gold is a patriot and an American hero,” Gohmert said in a Sept. 9 statement.
The in-person grant upon Gold’s release from the Miami Federal Detention Center was to honor the Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist’s “invaluable work and contributions to public health, medical freedom, and our God-given constitutional rights,” according to the Republican lawmaker.
Gold, the founder of non-profit America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), was sentenced on June 16 under a plea deal on one count of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, a federal misdemeanor. The sentence, meted out by U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on June 16, included 60 days in jail, one year of supervised release, a $9,500 fine, and $500 of restitution. Read more…