Earlier today, journalist Jim Roberts tweeted about some of the men who have been arrested in the wake of last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol:

Roberts seemed particularly struck by former Air Force Lt. Col. Larry Brock:

The thought of taxpayers funding the legal defense of someone like Larry Brock is indeed decidedly nauseating. It is also, however, the way this sort of thing works. It’s actually the way it’s worked for a while. At least in this country.

And it’s one a lot of people are willing to pay, because you never know when you’ll need someone to defend you.

Well said.