Photo: Facebook | Dr. Simone Gold
America’s Frontline Doctors founder Dr. Simone Gold, who was jailed for entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was released early from prison Friday after serving 45 days of her 60-day sentence.
“I am incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support from the public, and I am happy to finally be reunited with my loved ones,” Gold tweeted Friday following her release. “Thank you for believing in me. I will not let you down.”
Per The Epoch Times, America’s Frontline Doctors Executive Director Lisa Andrzejewski said Gold’s early release was credited to the classes she had been teaching and taking during her incarceration and the time she had already served when she was arrested in January 2021.
Among the many supporters there to greet Gold as she was released from the Miami Federal Detention Center was Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who presented her with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Sharing a video message of himself with Gold following her release, Gohmert tweeted: “Happy Freedom Day to @drsimonegold! I’m honored to be here with you after some vindictive DOJ personnel decided to lock you down in a MAXIMUM SECURITY prison. YOU are a national treasure!”
As an outspoken critic of the Covid-19 vaccines and advocate for early treatment medications like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, Gold has maintained that her prosecution and subsequent sentencing were politically motivated.
On Friday, her attorney, Joey Gilbert, said the same, holding that the physician’s incarceration was a testament to the politicization of federal law enforcement.
“I mean, come on, a nonviolent misdemeanor with no prior record – it’s egregious,” he said.
According to The Epoch Times, Gold was sentenced under a plea bargain on June 16 on one count of entering and remaining in a restricted building. In addition to 60 days in jail, she was also sentenced to one year of supervised release, a $9,500 fine, and $500 in restitution.
Gilbert, however, said he believed Gold’s vocal opposition to the Covid vaccines was the real reason she was targeted for prosecution.
“Just while she’s been in there, she’s been completely vindicated now, both on the vaccine and on early treatment medication, with the ivermectin showing a 92 percent reduction against mortality [and] 100 percent reduction in hospitalizations,” the attorney noted. “Where’d everybody die? The hospitals. That’s why she’s been in there.”
And Gold is hardly the only public figure to have recently claimed political persecution by the FBI. Public concern over the bureau’s political weaponization has been on the rise for years, with last month’s raid on the home of President Donald J. Trump only increasing those fears in the minds of many.
But as the president’s legal battle on that matter continues, Gilbert noted that his fight on behalf of Gold will as well, with his sights now set on a pardon for the doctor.
For her part, Gold reaffirmed her commitment to standing up for the rights of Americans Saturday, tweeting: “I am unwavered in my fight for the American people, for the soul of our nation. When you expose the truth, you put yourself at odds with billion dollar special interests and governments that don’t always have your best interests in mind. We will never stop fighting for YOU!”