Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes convicted of seditious conspiracy for Jan. 6, 2021 events at Capitol

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Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader of the Oath Keepers organization were found guilty of seditious conspiracy for a plot to foment political violence at the U.S. Capitol and prevent the certification of the 2020 presidential election of President Joe Biden.

A jury of seven men and five women found Rhodes and Florida Oath Keeper Kelly Meggs guilty of conspiracy to use force to prevent the lawful transition of power.

The case has an impact on the election of Rep. David Eastman of Wasilla. A judge has declared that his reelection cannot be certified until he faces charges about his membership in the Oath Keepers and whether that membership disqualifies him from serving as a legislature, due to the “disloyalty clause” of the Alaska Constitution. The election was to be certified today, but Eastman’s trial before the judge does not start until Dec. 12.

The U.S. Justice Department wrote:

Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, and Kelly Meggs, the leader of the Florida chapter of the organization, were found guilty by a jury today of seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Their actions disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

Three additional defendants, who were leaders and associates of the organization – Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins, and Thomas Caldwell – were found guilty of related felony charges. The verdict followed an eight-week trial and three days of deliberations. No sentencing date was set.

“Today the jury returned a verdict convicting all defendants of criminal conduct, including two Oath Keepers leaders for seditious conspiracy against the United States,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The Justice Department is committed to holding accountable those criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy on January 6, 2021. The prosecutors and agents on this case worked tirelessly, with extraordinary skill, and in the best traditions of the Department of Justice.”

“As this case shows, breaking the law in an attempt to undermine the functioning of American democracy will not be tolerated,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “The FBI will always uphold the rights of all citizens who peacefully engage in First Amendment protected activities, but we and our partners will continue to hold accountable those who engaged in illegal acts regarding the January 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol.”

“This case reaffirms the strength of our democracy and the institutions that protect and preserve it, including our criminal justice system,” said U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia. “Over a period of many weeks, a fair and impartial jury heard evidence in a search for the truth of the conduct of these defendants before, during, and after the events of Jan. 6, 2021.”

“Democracy depends on the peaceful transfer of power. By attempting to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, the defendants flouted and trampled the rule of law,” said Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono of the FBI Washington Field Office. “This case shows that force and violence are no match for our country’s justice system.”

Rhodes, 57, of Granbury, Texas, also was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding and tampering with documents and proceedings. Meggs, 53, of Dunnellon, Florida, also was found guilty of conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties, and tampering with documents or proceedings.

Harrelson, 42, of Titusville, Florida, was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties, and tampering with documents or proceedings. Watkins, 40, of Woodstock, Ohio, was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding, interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties, and tampering with documents or proceedings. Caldwell, 68, of Berryville, Virginia, was found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding, and tampering with documents or proceedings.

According to the government’s evidence, the Oath Keepers are a large but loosely organized collection of individuals, some of whom are associated with militias. Following the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential election, Rhodes, Meggs, and others began plotting to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power. Beginning in late December 2020, via encrypted and private communications applications, Rhodes, Meggs, Harrelson, Watkins, Caldwell, and others coordinated and planned to travel to Washington, D.C., on or around Jan. 6, 2021, the date of the certification of the electoral college vote.

The defendants also, collectively, employed a variety of manners and means, including: organizing into teams that were prepared and willing to use force and to transport firearms and ammunition into Washington, D.C.; recruiting members and affiliates; organizing trainings to teach and learn paramilitary combat tactics; bringing and contributing paramilitary gear, weapons, and supplies – including knives, batons, camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection, and radio equipment – to the Capitol grounds; breaching and attempting to take control of the Capitol grounds and building on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to prevent, hinder, and delay the certification of the electoral college vote; using force against law enforcement officers while inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; continuing to plot, after Jan. 6, 2021, to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power, and using websites, social media, text messaging and encrypted messaging applications to communicate with each other and others.

On Jan. 6, 2021, a large crowd began to gather outside the Capitol perimeter as the Joint Session of Congress got under way at 1 p.m. Crowd members eventually forced their way through, up, and over U.S. Capitol Police barricades and advanced to the building’s exterior façade. Shortly after 2 p.m., crowd members forced entry into the Capitol by breaking windows, ramming open doors, and assaulting Capitol police and other law enforcement officers. At about this time, according to the government’s evidence, Rhodes entered the restricted area of the Capitol grounds and directed his followers to meet him at the Capitol.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., according to the government’s evidence, Meggs, Harrelson, and Watkins, along with other Oath Keepers and affiliates – many wearing paramilitary clothing and patches with the Oath Keepers name, logo, and insignia – marched in a “stack” formation up the east steps of the Capitol, joined a mob, and made their way into the Capitol. Rhodes and Caldwell remained outside the Capitol, where they coordinated activities.

While certain Oath Keepers members and affiliates breached the Capitol grounds and building, others remained stationed just outside of the city in quick reaction force (QRF) teams. According to the government’s evidence, the QRF teams were prepared to rapidly transport firearms and other weapons into Washington, D.C., in support of operations aimed at using force to stop the lawful transfer of presidential power.

Rhodes was arrested on Jan. 13, 2022, in Texas. Meggs was arrested on Feb. 17, 2021, in Florida.  Harrelson was arrested on March 10, 2021, in Florida. Watkins was arrested on Jan. 18, 2021, in Ohio. Caldwell was arrested on Jan. 19, 2021, in Virginia.

The charges of seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, and tampering with documents or proceedings each carry a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The charge of conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging duties carries a statutory maximum of six years in prison. The charge of interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder carries a statutory maximum of five years in prison. All of the charges also carry potential financial penalties. Each defendant was convicted of at least one offense that carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.  The Court will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case is being investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office with valuable assistance provided by numerous FBI offices throughout the country, including the Dallas, Cincinnati, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Richmond Field Offices.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice’s National Security and Criminal Divisions. Valuable assistance was provided by numerous U.S. Attorney’s Offices throughout the country.

In the 22 months since Jan. 6, 2021, over 900 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 275 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing. 

86 COMMENTS

    • Not sure how you get your news, but the trial was reported on daily by all major outlets, and live blogged by dozens of liberal, neutral, and conservative bloggers.

      • All the major outlets are blatantly corrupt. You have to be an ignorant moron to believe any of it. 28 year old woke reporters working for Bloomberg hardly instills confidence in what I’m reading.

        • I didn’t say they reported it accurately, and I said it was widely reported outside of MSM. The point is that real-time news of the trial was everywhere – so I don’t really know how Mark could not have heard of it.

          • Yes because they know what their doing could be illegal. The people have the right to see everything on the table according to the laws. All this suppressed and censored evidence is not being truthful. You have the right to a fair trial. Maybe you don’t care about your trial being above board.

    • Fox generally keeps it off their channel given their own role in building-up for the events of January 6th.

  1. Welcome to the Union of Soviet Socialist American Republic, where political opposition, free speech, and freedom to protest are now crimes against the state.
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    Next up: political prisoners to be confined to a CIA-run gulag archipelago of ‘psychiatric institutions’, where all doubleplusbad thought crimes will be purged.

    • Jefferson, you forgot to add seditious conspiracy to your list of crimes against the state. Is political opposition with the use of stun guns, pepper spray, baseball bats, fire extinguishers, pipe bombs, bike racks and flagpoles wielded as clubs on American law enforcement protecting members of Congress acceptable to you?

      • They were acceptable when handed out by underconver FBI agents in unison with Antifa plants and with assistance from the Speaker of the House and high Party officials. Shall we forget people in prison for just walking peaceably into the building with doors opened by the Capitol Police?

        I thought all of those weapons were fully approved for demonstrations during the Summer of Floyd as 2 billion dollars of property and dreams were allowed to go up in flames.

      • There was NO so-called “sedition” on January 6th, 2021 at the US Capitol, and every single one of you radical leftist extremists —- yes, you Lucinda, and you Reliable Voter, and you Frank Rast, and you Whidbey the Dog — know it . You and your establishment overlords in the parasite class are just using the incident to further entrench the criminalization of political opposition to your globalist, neo-Bolshevik agenda, and to enhance the already fearful level of power of the police state that you naively believe is on your side.

        • Goll dang Jefferson, you’ve outdone yourself! Normally, your frothing, hysterical, tinfoil, over-the-top,whacked out, nonsensical, insane, blasphemous, unfounded, truth free, hair-on-fire, logic-tortured blather is just an amusing peek into your thinking. But readers like me always looked for a nucleus of truth in your comments.

          Not this time. No truth to find when you claim no sedition on January 6. Thousand percent wrong. You’re blinkered by your no hostages ideology.

          • “You’re blinkered by your no hostages ideology.”
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            That is simply more radical leftist ‘admission by projection’ right there, Lucinda. But based on your foaming at the mouth reaction, I guess hearing (or reading) the truth truly does hurt (you).
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            You truly are insane. AND evil. Just like every other radical leftist extremist. And have you ever noticed how NONE of you radical leftists EVER debate among yourselves, on ANY part of your crazy and hare-brained ideology? No, you all invariably and automatically fall in lockstep with each other, as your crazy is continuously ratcheted-up. That alone is a sign of the irrationality and faith-based nature of your destructionist and death cult quasi-religion.

        • I wonder what it must be like to be so angry, Jefferson. Always seething with rage. How did you come to be this way? You don’t even know me (or maybe you do!), and yet you hate me.

          I dare say that I’ve paid far more taxes and contributed more to the Alaskan economy during my life than you have, so please back off of the parasite thing.

          Now, don’t you have some guns to go clean, or something? Turn off Fox, OAN, Newsmax, etc., and chill a little. Life is good, although I doubt that you ever allow yourself to enjoy it.

          • It is natural and justified to be angry at those who seek to enslave me, torture me and steal the fruits of my labor, Whidbey. When faced with evil, it would in fact be unnatural, as well as shameful, to simply turn away in apathy and complacence.

  2. Just don’t go to the foreign enclave in DC for any reason. It is foreign owned property. It appears foreign entities have taken over the former capitol of this nation. US Constitutional rights don’t apply apparently. The media only offers filtered news.

  3. Eastman sucks eggs, but he is the choice of his district. It’s gross political overreach to deny him his seat.

    But this is Alaska where petty things like equal treatment under the law don’t count.

      • Judge ordered Division of Elections not to certify results of his reelection pending completion of the trial. Yes, he is currently denied his seat. Cheers –

        • I believe Rep Eastman joined Oath Keepers of his own free will. He is responsible for his own actions and his inability to take office. No different than when you join the communist party, you are generally considered to be a communist.

          • No, you communists, excuse me, Democrats have had the restrictions on being a member of the CPUSA removed in most jurisdictions.

  4. I guess we can say no liberal can serve then due to the disloyalty clause.

    We all know they hate America and everything it stands for. They especially despise the Constitution.

    Now an unelected judge gets to determine Eastman’s fate. He won his re-election overwhelmingly. The people have spoken.

    “This case reaffirms the strength of our democracy and the institutions that protect and preserve it, including our criminal justice system,” said U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia.

    Someone should tell Mr. Graves the word democracy isn’t mentioned once in our Constitution. We live in a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy.

    • Galt. Words matter. You say liberals “especially despise the Constitution’. Yet the Oath Keepers (all far right conservatives), who claim to defend the constitution, violently and with devious governmental cooperation, sought to overthrow the core of the constitution: fair elections. Their involvement is not a nuanced 49-51 issue. They intended to steal the election from Biden and were ready, with vigor and weapons, to kill if necessary to emplace a false claim. They lied and were willing to kill for the lie.

      • Lucinda, like every other insane and brainwashed radical leftist extremist, you turn reality and truth on its head. The election of 2020 was stolen FROM Trump, not attempted to be stolen by him, or by anyone else! And anyone with a lick of sense and critical thinking ability knows that, all your desperate gaslighting and lies in the vain attempt to deny it notwithstanding.
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        I just have to ask one of you radical leftist extremists the question, Lucinda: why do you willingly, and seemingly knowingly, chose the side of evil? Because that is precisely what the illegitimate and rogue cabal who rules in Washington DC is — evil.

      • They said the elections were rigged and military intelligence has the proof and to carefully review for accuracy the state certifications IN DEFENCE OF THE US CONSTITUTION. Scapegoating of the people may be a/the actual sedition.

        • They have 88 surveillance agencies in the US which monitor Americans every move. The military in the big locked up Cheyenne Mtn have bunches of data. I suppose they are badged. They know more than Alaskans do about what is going on in DC. They know shenanigans going on but not reported.

    • Knucklehead, there are four types of democracies:
      – Direct democracy
      – Representative democracy
      – Constitutional democracy
      – Monitory democracy

      The US is both a representative democracy and a constitutional democracy. Let’s brush up on our civics.

      • Hey Trump It. If you’d care to do some actual research you’d find Article IV, Section IV of the US Constitution says otherwise. We are not a democracy. Gang rape and lynchings are two great examples of pure democracy in action.

        • Hey FreedomAK, if you actually comprehended your research, you would understand Article IV, Section 4 of the US Constitution addresses the form of government guaranteed to every state. Article IV in general only addresses states’ rights. Articles I & II describe the very definition of a representative democracy, where the citizens elect our congressional representatives and the president. Are you for real?

  5. Two white, Republican, males from Florida and Texas in a DC federal court; they could just charge and convict them of being white Republican males and a DC jury would sentence them to death. So we all have to pitch in some money and hope they don’t get suicided in a federal jail while the case goes to the US Supreme Court.

    • That is what it sounds like. Was weaponry and technology deployed by any Oath Keepers on January 6 at our nations capitol?

      • Yes. This evidence was presented in Rhodes’ testimony. Weapondry was deployed/brought by OathKeepers under Rhodes’ direction.

        If you mean were any weapons actually used like any guns fired that day, I think,could be wrong, but it would be illrelevant if a weaponed was used especially as in gun fired. That weapondry was there, used or not, is connected to the sedition partof the conviction-it was violent by evidence of weapons there that day that Rhodes directed Oath Keepers to do that day.

        Also-just having a gun at a heist is gonna get you more time, whether you use it or not when robbing the bank

    • Art, that seems like a bit of an overreach. They stood trial for their actions on January 6, which your comment (like most of these) ignores. Do you think your opinion would be the same if the people that stormed the capital were say affiliated with Black Lives Matter? As of 2020, approximately 87% of the DC jail population was Black, so where does this assumption that these two were convicted for being white come from? And of the six tried, only two were found guilty of seditious conspiracy–are the other four defendants not white, male, and Republican? Perhaps you could expound on your theory in a column here on MRAK.

      • I shouldn’t dignify you with a response; you just spout the usual mindless lefty cant. First, the population of DC is about half Black, so if one looks at the crime statistics for blacks, particularly black males, it follows that there would be a high percentage of black inmates in DC jails.

        If BLM had stormed the Capital, the communists, excuse me, Democrats would have canonized them.

        • You trigger an interesting thought here. As we continue to Balkanize as a society, what constitutes a “jury of peers”?

          Race? Socioeconomic status? Religious affiliations? Zip code?

          Something to consider.

          • Voir dire, a guaranteed right to a speedy trial, the right to literally face your accuser, the conjoined application of the federal code written at the same time as the US Constitution. The criminal code identifies what felonies are and not the made up horse wash dumped on the public currently in error. Everything else is remedied civilly and you think you are smart, credentialed and well-paid from the people’s public trust funds. Why aren’t you championing the US Constitution? What is wrong with you? Do you know?

  6. From Susan’s article – I am assuming it is a statement from the trial?

    “The defendants also, collectively, employed a variety of manners and means, including: organizing into teams that were prepared and willing to use force and to transport firearms and ammunition into Washington, D.C.; recruiting members and affiliates; organizing trainings to teach and learn paramilitary combat tactics; bringing and contributing paramilitary gear, weapons, and supplies – including knives, batons, camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection, and radio equipment – to the Capitol grounds; breaching and attempting to take control of the Capitol grounds and building on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to prevent, hinder, and delay the certification of the electoral college vote; using force against law enforcement officers while inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; continuing to plot, after Jan. 6, 2021, to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power, and using websites, social media, text messaging and encrypted messaging applications to communicate with each other and others.”

    Was all of this weaponry or technology transported to the state capital? It is my understanding there were no weapons. Simply owning, and training are not illegal. What that they owned and trained with was illegal? To be prepared? Isn’t that what a militia does? This was supposed to be about January 6. What part of this statement was January 6. I am open to clarification.

    • Henry, I think you are grasping at anything that attempts to shed a positive light on these criminals, but thanks for re-posting all the methods they used to try to overturn our democracy.

      • Lucinda, the United States is not and never has been a democracy. Please refer to Article IV, Section IV of the US Constitution for further clarification. But then again you probably align with the erroneous notion that the Constitution is a “living document” that needs to change with changing circumstances don’t you? Just make it up as you move forward in your advance towards “equity”. You do realize gang rape and lynchings are pure democracy in action? Two wolves and one sheep deciding what to have for dinner? Unicorns and rainbows to you sweetie.

      • Your the one grasping at fantasy land. What about the federal criminals? You are giving them a pass with video of a selfless murder.

    • Elizabeth-some came that day per Rhodes’ own testimony. He also brought and instructed others to bring arms to a hotel across the river from DC in Virginia, as he had hoped Trump would invoke Martial law on or before the 7th because of ongoing unrest in the nation’s not (state) capital started on Jan 6.

      Fox knows they are being considered as copable in the ‘rev-up’ to events of January 6th, and do not generally cover these topics.

    • Antifa, BLM, CHOP/CHAZ, commies, pink pussy hat wearers, virtually any and every religious group, obviously any and all dissenters that go against whoever those in power decide. Next time it could be you or it could be me, turns out this time it was a couple of morons one who looks like a pirate and supported Trump.

      • Wow Jen you really got me with that zinger!

        If Hunter Biden committed crimes, then he deserves to be prosecuted. Just like Trump. Equal justice under law, remember?

        • Whitney what about cold blooded murder? What do you want to see happen to the cop who shot an unarmed individual on the other side of barricaded doors?

          • The DOJ’s press release said that “the investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber.”
            When that individual was shot she was going through those barricaded doors knowing that cop was armed at the time.

  7. Susan Rosenberg, an actual insurrectionist who actually bombed the capital, is now free as a bird, pardoned by Slick Willy.
    Anyone with a lick of sense knows that the FBI, now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat party, was instigating the “riot” of January 6. Ray Epps was a plant. Capital police ushered in the crowd. Someone unlocked huge doors from the inside. A capital policeman got off scot free after shooting an unarmed woman veteran, another woman was beaten to death by police. The whole thing stinks to high heaven of a well engineered deep state smack-down on people who knew that the election was stolen and were protesting in a non-violent manner. It was also a strategy to silence the real President on social media by accusing him of instigating a riot, and now we know, thanks to Musk, that his tweets prove otherwise.
    I believe that though the swamp thinks it has silenced the protestors, the anger is swelling, and the the deep state hasn’t seen anything yet.

  8. I’m hearing all these comments about justice being served made by lefties – are there any congratulatory comments made by Republicans? crickets… BTW, thank God the turtle nixed Garland’s SCOTUS appointment!

  9. Communication was all hyped
    up fabrication to give american viewers a break from watching reality t.v. Lies- that’s all was the trial.

  10. Agreed. Storm the gates and get dropped on the grass. Why that didn’t happen is the bigger question.

    I believe a tank operator in Tiananmen Square proved 33 years ago that half measures during an insurrection flat out don’t work. Heavy on the flat.

  11. Where are all these weapons at? Did the FBI seize any?

    Release the Capital security footage, so we can see the evidence.

    What happened to Ray Epps?

    If these men and women are guilty, then they deserve the punishment for their crimes. I have a hard time believing this isn’t just a political show.

  12. Did Eastman actually get into the Capitol Building? Is being a non-violent member of Oath Keepers and assembling outside of the Capitol on the public grounds a crime?
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    Is being a member of the Hells Angels a crime unto itself? How about being a member of Antifa? Or a member of a radical environmental organization?
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    Is this the new Totalitarian USA?

    • Being a member of the Hells Angels is not a crime, even though the organization and its members have been frequently investigated and convicted of a host of crimes. The US doesn’t criminalize membership, but membership in an organization does open one up to exposure should said organization be involved in illegal activity.

      Antifa is not an organization. It’s no more an organization than saying “Marxist,” “liberal,” “Christian,” or “conservative.”

  13. Fun question for the pro-conviction crowd: At what point does talking about stuff become a felony?

    Follow-up: How many FBI and intel informants were involved? Who paid them? What were their orders? What did they do? Who were they?

    Final follow-up: Why are these same standards not applied to AntiFa which actually tries to burn down federal buildings (Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle)?

    Equal rights under the law is fleeting under the current regime. Cheers –

  14. The apologist on here for this babyish scumbags is amazing but not surprising. Its the same group of people who say that if their candidate wins, the election was free and fair and if they lose, it was rigged and a sham sponsored by a bunch of communist leftists. No ability of independent thought.

  15. This is another Ted Stevens trial.
    They needed and got their guilty verdict in order to further their cause. With Ted it was to prevent him from being re elected. Today it’s to use against Trump and all of his supporters. Will this verdict be overturned? Probably. But like the overturning of the Ted Stevens verdict, they don’t care about the overturning, they just need to hang on to the ‘guilty’ title until they don’t need it anymore. So if Trump gets re elected OR they find a way to block his re election, then the verdict will most likely be overturned. After all, from a legal point of view, what were the illegal acts committed here? Rioting for sure. Trespassing, failure to follow law enforcement directives. Nothing else. Those ‘crimes’, without the shade of politics, will result in hefty fines and maybe some time in a county jail. Dig into the transcripts and you’ll find that the weapons brought to the area were items like firearms left in personal vehicles. The only weapons that were claimed to be used in the riot/trespass were items scrounged from the area itself, like the flagpole or bricks. And no law enforcement personnel were injured or killed by them. So, it sounds horrible to say they ‘had weapons’ but when those weapons were pocket knives (that never left the pockets) and firearms left in vehicles parked blocks away, anyone without a need to twist reality, can see that all defendants from Jan 6 have been way overcharged. When that happens you need to look at what the reasons are for this. They needed the guilty verdicts because without them the ‘progressives’ cannot claim anything more than the riot that took place. And since it was just a riot, they realize they have nothing to use in their twisted battle against the large segment of America that believes in the rule of law and the Constitution.

    • Paul, you have neglected to mention the biological bombs some of these classy patriots deposited or sprayed in our capital building. I believer that would qualify as a crime even in WDC. A couple more crimes you omitted were theft of government property, vandalization of government property, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (accessing member computers), entering a restricted building with the intent to impede government business, possession of a fire arm on federal property (yes there is video evidence of protesters carrying fire arms as well as bats and knives), assaulting capital police officers and congressional staffers, and of course seditious conspiracy.

  16. So far, the most accurate response on this whole page is Mr. Steve Peterson. Kudos Sir, for an intelligent and well informed observation, regardless of what that “Yanker” in Juneau thinks.

  17. I was not in DC on Jan. 6 . Had I been, and invited into the Capitol by uniformed police holding the doors open I would likely have been arrested and incarcerated for the crime of wearing a MAGA hat. I do not believe “Oath Keepers ” are a problem. I absolutely believe Oath Breakers are a problem. Tell me something to get elected and then stab me in the back when you are in office and do the opposite. Also pretty tired of the cutsie pseudonyms from all the spineless trolls that haven’t got the guts to put their name on this forum.

  18. Interesting how a couple of the trolls are literally using the same words under different names.

    Guess they are going for volume over substance.

    • In the radical leftist playbook, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is fair game, and justified, if it furthers “the cause”, that cause being the acquisition and exercise of unlimited and total political power. No deceit, no lie, no misdirection, no subversion, no crime, no corruption, is off the table if it advances the power of the left, meaning, the government.

  19. Can we use this same Alaska loyalty clause against the 8 republican legislative representatives as they recently defected to the demoncratic party, who then formed a demoncrat majority in the face of we the people choosing our conse MISrepresentatives for 2023? I say whats good enough for the demoncrats to use against the republicans is also good to use against their new friends. Whay say you Alaskans?

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