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The WaPo editorial states that Republican politicians are worse than the attempted Reagan assassination: "Hinkley paid to attack democracy."

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Washington Post contributor columnist Matt Bai, in an editorial on Thursday, suggested that John Hinckley Jr. was treated more rigorously by the Justice Department than supporters of President Donald Trump.

On June 15,Hinkley was released unconditionally.He was 41 years after he tried to shoot President Ronald Reagan. In addition to attacking the president, Hinckley also shot the then White House spokesman James Brady and an agent of Secret Services, afflicting the former with lifelong medical problems.

Shortly after his liberation, Hinckley announced plans to hold a music concert in Brooklyn on July 8. New York City canceled the event one day later.

John Hinckley, Jr. mugshot in on March 30, 1981. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons/Getty Images)

John Hinckley Jr. mug on March 30, 1981 I made a shot. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Bye described the situation as "angry," but Hinckley emphasized that he "paid for his crime."

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Hinckley He paid for his crimes with what could be more than half of his life. It's not like everyone threw him back into the world. His treatment was intense and glacier-slow, "Bai wrote. 

Next, he compares Hinkley toTrump supporters, and their behavior is similar to that of Hinkley, but worse, to them. He suggested that he had no "regrets" and was not facing any consequences.

"In the end, federal prosecutors released Hinckley after telling the court that the doctor treating Hinckley was mentally stable and would not pose a danger to the public. It paved the way, "Bai wrote. "If the architects of the plan could say one of these to deny the 2020 elections, they would also try to destabilize the country by robbing us of the officially elected president. Their decision also led to violence and tragic death .. Where is the repentance? Where is the courage to confront what you have made? "

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attend a news conference on July 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) will attend a news conference in Washington, DC on July 21, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images)

Bye claimed that he did not minimize Hinckley's crime, but Hinckly did with Rudy Giuliani and { He suggested that he was treated more unfairly than 64}. Kevin McCarthy, R-Caliph.

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"One of these guys deserves more freedom than Hinckley Why? Why do men who suffer from delusional schizophrenia think they are more eligible for protection than men who thought they could lead the flow of history? "Bai asks. did.

He said, "Hinkley will roll up a footnote to the saying, a loving assassin who has become obscured after a failure. Benedict Arnold, the worst traitors are them. People who hide their crimes behind the flag. "

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Democratic President Benedict Arnold said during a selection committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. (Photo courtesy of Tom Williams / CQ-RollCall via Getty Images, Inc)

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