11 people have been indicted so far for the acts committed on January 6 during the attack on the Capitol.
The Justice Department accuses them of a “seditious conspiracy.”
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The events of January 6, 2021 still haunt us.
As a joint session of Congress was convened to officially count the Electoral College votes and confirm Joe Biden’s election victory, lawmakers were forced to take cover and evacuate when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building.
The scenes were truly shocking.
Breaking windows, doors and furniture while chanting “Stop stealing!”
The rebels quickly went viral.
And photos showing them looting properties like US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern quickly began to circulate online.
Things went from bad to worse.
And the world watched, spellbound, as more and more rioters continued to pour into the Capitol and clash with the police.
Even Trump intervened.
The former president was repeatedly called upon to appear on national television to order his supporters to resign.
Instead, he posted a series of half-hearted tweets…
Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement are “on our side” and “remain peaceful”.
Trump’s behavior has resulted in him being banned from all social media platforms…
And when control was restored to the Capitol and a purge began, an impeachment investigation was opened against the former president for his role in the riots.
Of course, the consequences of this event were nothing short of incredible…
And as the months went by, more and more rioters were named, shamed and reprimanded for their actions…
Including “the public face of the Capitol Riot” Jacob Chansley…
Also known as “QAnon Shaman”.
Chensley, 34, appeared in court on November 10, 2021, where U.S. District Judge Royce Lambert sentenced him to prison for his actions.
Chansley was one of the first to enter the building during the riots and, armed with a megaphone, angered the surrounding crowd …
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Pashall told the judge how Chansley entered the Senate chamber yelling, “Time is up, bastards are not peaceful, Your Honor.”
She also noted that Chansley left a note labeled “threatening” on Vice President Mike Pence’s desk that said, “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming.”
Addressing Judge Lambert before his sentencing, Chansley said, “I believe in freedom with all my heart and soul.”
“But I also believe in law and order, because without law and order there can be no freedom,” he said, before adding that “men of honor” admit when they are wrong.
Chansley then admitted that he had “broken the law” and that if he believed “in liberty” and “in law and order” then he “should take responsibility”.
Judge Lambert sentenced Chansley to forty-one months in federal prison for his actions.
In addition to his prison sentence, Chansley must pay $2,000 in damages, and upon expiration of his jail sentence, he will serve 3 years of parole. CNN reports.
And now 11 more rioters in the Capitol have been charged…
One of them was the far-right Oathkeeper leader Stuart Rhodes. declared that he went to D.C. on reconnaissance before the riot broke out.
The indictment was brought after new information was revealed detailing the militia group’s plans to “quickly deliver firearms and other weapons to Washington, D.C.” to disrupt the vote.
With this information, a grand jury approved the incitement on Wednesday, announcing that all eleven participants conspired to “oppose the legitimate transfer of presidential power by force, by preventing, obstructing or delaying the enforcement of laws governing the transfer of power by force.” power.”
“All I see is Trump complaining. I don’t see him intending to do anything,” Rhodes allegedly wrote in the signal message.
“So the Patriots are taking matters into their own hands. They have had enough,” he said on the 6th.
According to court documents released by the Justice Department, Rhodes also said back in November 2020: “We are going to defend the president, the elected president, and we are calling on him to do what is necessary to save our country.
“Because if you don’t guys, you will be in a bloody, bloody civil war and bloody – you can call it a rebellion, or you can call it a war or a struggle.”
So far, the court has tried to refrain from using the charge of sedition, fearing that it would politicize the prosecution of the attackers…
However, after new information emerged, Attorney General Merrick Garland said they are: “committed to holding accountable all those responsible on January 6 at any level—whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the attack on our democracy”.
What do you think of the accusation?