Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes found guilty of seditious conspiracy, leftist DOJ continues to throw book at January 6th protestors

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been found guilty of seditious conspiracy for his role in the protest at the Capital on January 6th, 2021, while the Presidential election results were being certified.

Rhodes was found guilty alongside Kelly Meggs, who was the head of the Oath Keepers’ Florida chapter. Three other members of the Oath Keepers, Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins, and Thomas Caldwell, were found not guilty on this charge but were still charged with other felonies.

Attorney General Merrick Garland responded to the verdict by saying, “Today the jury returned a verdict convicting all defendants of criminal conduct, including two Oath Keepers leaders for seditious conspiracy against the United States. 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.”

No leniency for right-wingers

Those who participated in the January 6th protests, whether by merely being there or as agitators are facing the full wrath of a politically motivated Justice Department.

The treatment of those involved with the January 6th protest stands in stark contrast to the leftist protestors and rioters that spent all of summer 2020 burning American cities and causing billions in damages.

The Justice Department was determined to punish conservative protestors that they even went as far as to blatantly violate constitutional rights.

In one case, a January 6th defendant was denied access to medical care leading to two Washington, D.C., Department of Corrections officials being held in civil contempt of court.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth wrote, “I find that the civil rights of the defendant have been abridged. I don’t know if it’s because he is a Jan. 6 defendant or not, but I find that this matter should be referred to the attorney general of the United States … for a civil rights investigation.”

While Rhodes and his cohorts may have had bad intentions on January 6th, it doesn’t disguise the fact that as long as the left is in charge, there will be no leniency for right-wingers.

Zealous prosecution

Oath Keepers’ defense lawyer Lee Bright blasted the Justice Department for failing to prove their case against the Oath Keepers. Bright pointed out that there was “no plan to storm the Capitol … no plan to breach the rotunda … no plan to stop the certification of the electors.”

None of that mattered to a jury pulled from notoriously liberal Washington D.C. and inundated with “highly inflammatory and prejudicial hearings.”

The precedent has been set, and Republicans have done next to nothing to check the inquisitorial prosecution of the January 6th protestors. That precedent will be used in the future against other conservatives regardless of if a crime has been committed or not.

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