As shocking as this seems, there is no federal law specifically against attacking a journalist.
But finally, the Justice Department is charging a number of unhinged swine who attacked journalists or destroyed their gear on Jan. 6.
These criminals bent on committing violence at the Capitol or destroying property on the Capitol grounds, are only now set to face the music.
“We welcome the Justice Department’s steps to hold people accountable for assaulting journalists and damaging their equipment as they documented one of the worst attacks on our democracy in recent times,” said Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
“These charges send a very clear message that the Justice Department will protect journalists who are doing their jobs to keep us informed.”