Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and several other GOP lawmakers are calling for Washington, D.C., to fire a deputy warden who is overseeing inmates charged in connection to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

In a letter posted to Twitter on Thursday, Greene and 13 colleagues, including Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, urged Mayor Muriel Bowser to remove the Correctional Treatment Facility's deputy warden of operations, Kathleen Landerkin, from her position.

"We write to demand the immediate termination of Kathleen Landerkin," the letter begins. "Deputy Warden Landerkin has demonstrated a consistent pattern of disrespect for Members of Congress and fellow corrections staff, in addition to displaying a public animus toward anyone who supports President Donald J. Trump."


"Following a thorough investigation of her social media statements, actions, and endorsements, we are convinced that Landerkin lacks the objectivity and professionalism required of a law enforcement officer charged with overseeing inmates detained in connection with the events of January 6, 2021," the letter continues.

The letter outlines alleged statements Landerkin has made, including calling Trump a "f****** Republican hypocritical piece of s***" and "a pig." The letter also claims Landerkin is "perpetuating a two-tiered incarceration system where Caucasian pre-trial detainees are given 'Nation of Islam' reading materials," which tell the detainees that "they are evil because of the color of their skin and that America is a terrible country that perpetuates a racial caste system."

The letter also notes that a prior letter demanding Landerkin's termination, sent Nov. 4 to Bowser's office, has not been given a reply.

Greene, who says Landerkin is an "unhinged left-wing ideologue who despises President Trump, his supporters, and Republicans," visited the D.C. jail in November along with Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and their staffs and released a document titled "Unusually Cruel: An Eyewitness Report From Inside The DC Jail," describing poor conditions in the Jan. 6 wing, including cells that "were extremely small, composed of a single toilet, sink, and a small cot" and walls with "human feces, bodily fluids, blood, dirt, and mold."

The inmates themselves said "they did not have access to their attorneys, families, or proper nutrition from the jail," the document adds. "Shortly after entering the January 6 wing of the CTF, inmates assembled for their daily salute to the American flag and singing of the national anthem. Following almost an hour of personal interviews with January 6 detainees, all in attendance — except the DC jail staff — gathered in a circle while Congresswoman Greene closed the group in prayer. At approximately 10:15 p.m., Members and staff exited the facilities."

Lawyers for Jan. 6 defendants held in pretrial detention have argued that their prison conditions are poor and unacceptable.

In mid-October, a federal judge placed top officials in the U.S. Department of Corrections in contempt after ruling that they violated the civil rights of a prisoner. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said the violation came when Washington Department of Corrections Director Quincy Booth and Warden Wanda Patten refused to provide medical papers for Christopher Worrell, an accused Jan. 6 rioter.

The U.S. Marshals Service conducted a surprise inspection last month at the Central Treatment Facility and the Central Detention Facility in southeast Washington.

Though the U.S. Marshals concluded conditions in the D.C. jail are so poor that 400 inmates held there will be transferred to a federal prison in Pennsylvania, the inspection at CTF, which houses an estimated 120 federal detainees, including roughly 40 defendants in pretrial custody related to alleged offenses stemming from events that took place on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, “did not identify conditions that would necessitate the transfer of inmates from that facility at this time."


"Since the U.S. Marshals Service has already determined that the DC jail is not hospitable for the large majority of its inhabitants and your office has already conceded the need for reform in the recent memorandum of understanding (MOU), it would be unfortunate it your office were forced to defend the unhinged political commentary of a woman sworn to uphold justice to those who have yet to be determined guilty by a jury of their peers," the letter from the GOP lawmakers says.

The Washington Examiner reached out to Greene and Bowser's office for comment.