Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Was Convicted Of Seditious Conspiracy For His Role In The Jan. 6 Attack On The Capitol
Rhodes and another Oath Keeper are the first people since 1995 to be found guilty by a jury of the Civil War-era charge of seditious conspiracy.
Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Has Been Ordered To Stay In Jail Until Trial For Seditious Conspiracy
The extremist group leader has shown a “propensity towards violence,” a federal magistrate said in making the decision.
The theory is based on texts citing the overthrow of Serbia’s government in 2000.
Key leaders of his group had already been charged for their roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
“Come to the South Side of the Capitol on steps,” Rhodes allegedly instructed on Jan. 6.