Idaho woman, 69, battling cancer reports to prison this week for trespassing at Capitol on Jan. 6

(Video Credit: KTVB)

Pam Hemphill, a 69-year-old woman from Idaho who has cancer and no criminal history, has been sentenced to two months in prison by a DC judge for breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6 and will surrender to California authorities on Tuesday.

Six people from Idaho have been charged over the Jan. 6 protest but Hemphill’s story is especially tragic because of her breast cancer diagnosis. She is also a substance abuse counselor and has spent much of her life helping others.

Hemphill was arrested for trespassing at the Capitol. She pleaded guilty to the charge after her attorney assured her that due to her age, cancer diagnosis, and with her clean record, a short probation would be the result of the hearing. That turned out to be bad advice, shocking both Hemphill and her attorney.

Judge Lamberth decided that an example needed to be made of the elderly cancer victim and sentenced her to 60 days in federal prison beginning on July 12th.

Hemphill was contrite during her sentencing but the judge was allegedly miffed over another January 6th protester’s comments to the press after they were sentenced on a different matter according to the Gateway Pundit.

The judge nailed Hemphill despite her health and clean record. She will report to the federal prison in Dublin, California to serve her 60-day sentence according to KTVB.

The leftist media painted Hemphill as some kind of villain for supporting former President Trump and reporting on the events at the Capitol that day.

“A 69-year-old Idaho woman who was seen being walked down the steps of the U.S. Capitol after having breached the building—and encouraging other rioters to do the same—has been sentenced to two months behind bars,” Law and Crime reported.

“Pam Hemphill, who had flown to Washington, D.C. from Idaho on Jan. 5 to support Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, had pushed through police lines three different times as the crowd outside the Capitol grew increasingly violent. She also encouraged her fellow rioters to push their way inside the building, and she was later seen inside the Rotunda itself,” the outlet accused.

“Prosecutors say that when police offered to help her, Hemphill exaggerated her injuries in an effort to distract officers from more violent protestors,” Law and Crime asserted.

Hemphill is a self-proclaimed citizen journalist and was there to catch Trump on video and hopefully record a piece of history. She found herself caught up in more than she bargained for.

Her family encouraged her to fly to DC and join the Trump rally on January 6th, despite still recovering from breast cancer surgery. She allegedly thought, “Oh it will be fun.” Not so much.

She was questioned by a reporter at KTVB on a Facebook statement she made, “It’s not going to be a fun Trump Rally that is planned for January 6th, it’s a war! The fight for America is real, show up, I don’t want to hear your excuses! We have no second chances, if millions and I mean millions show up we may have a chance. Find a way!”

“Yeah, see I heard one time from a congressman that if one hundred people show up to a rally, they don’t listen to you. But if you get millions, they will listen to you. And a war is just a political word, it sounds terrible,” she stated in reply, when questioned on her statement.

The reporter pointed out that was what kind of happened.

“Yeah, unfortunately. It’s terrible. Yeah, in the morning it was nothing, just everybody walking around. There was a big, huge crowd. I couldn’t get through because of my stitches, it would be too dangerous for me. So, I just walked around, and people started saying Trump was going to be at the capitol and I thought ‘oh, I’ll get a chance to meet him, I’ll be first’ so I could record him, you know,” Hemphill recounted. “Then I got up front and there’s a barrier and there’s police officers, and then there was talking and within a minute [a man] starts pushing on the gate and pushing the officers, everybody. I fell and the police officers, they pulled me out of the crowd and put me behind them, so they saved my life that day and I just ran to another officer.”

Hemphill also stated in a video clip, “I think everybody would be happy if we got inside the Capitol and told them how they really felt. Because they’re sick and tired of being sick and tired.” In that same video, she told one man in the crowd, “Let’s do this, let’s go to the Capitol. We did it in Boise.”

When the reporter accused her of going inside the Capitol, Hemphill pushed back.

“No, what happened there was a police officer at the door. People were coming in and out, and I got this on video. I wanted to get close enough to ask him, ‘is this legal, are people coming in and out with permission?’ But there’s people in front of me and they shoved me. That’s when I asked an officer to help me get out because they had already trampled on me on the steps. I cut my knee, broke my glasses, stepped on my head, pulled out my shoulder. So, I asked them to take me out and he did, and that’s what I got in trouble for, and I broke the law. I was on the other side, I didn’t do it on purpose, it wasn’t intent. But they were wrong, we were wrong, that was trespassing,” she claimed.

Unbelievably, Hemphill seems to also believe that the January 6th committee hearings are helpful to the country to get to the truth of how and why the attack on the Capitol happened according to KTVB.

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