Biden’s DOJ is charing 11 Oath Keepers with sedition over the riot that happened on January 6th of last year at the Capitol:
FOX NEWS – The Department of Justice unveiled seditious conspiracy charges against 11 defendants, including the founder and leader of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group, Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, for their role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia had previously charged more than 700 people across the country for their alleged participation in the riot, including at least 81 current or former service members, CBS News reported. About 275 of those defendants have been charged with a felony offense of “attempting to corruptly obstruct, influence, or impede” the Electoral College certification.
More than 150 of the defendants have pleaded guilty, and 71 had been sentenced as of Jan. 1, according to Politico. Most of these sentenced Jan. 6 offenders had been convicted of misdemeanors, such as illegally entering the Capitol building, and fewer than half of them have received prison time. The median prison sentence for the Capitol rioters was 45 days, as of Jan. 6, 2022.
Robert Palmer – who admitted to throwing a wooden plank at police outside the Capitol and to spraying a fire extinguisher at officers, then throwing the empty device at police – has received the stiffest sentence to date, more than five years in prison.
Sedition is defined as “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.” I guess in the very loosest of terms, you might be able to describe a riot in the nation’s capitol building as seditious.
But it seems to me that’s going too far because at the end of the day, what happened on January 6th, 2021 wasn’t an attempt to overthrow the government as Democrats and the lefty media keeps claiming. It wasn’t even really a rebellion against the state. It was a group of people who entered the Capitol and began rioting.
Of course I haven’t seen the evidence, but it seems to me that these charges are more political than anything else. The left has been targeting the Oath Keepers for a long time and now is their chance to finally get some of them.