Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for “seditious conspiracy.”
Rhodes did not enter the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
Obama-appointed Judge Amit Mehta told Rhodes, “You, sir, present an ongoing threat and a peril to this country and to the republic and to the very fabric of this democracy.”
Rhodes’ supposed crime occurred as he was venting his frustration over the handling of the 2020 election, writing in a private chat, “we should have brought rifles.”
Reporting from Information Liberation:
In short, Rhodes -- along with his fellow Oath Keepers -- were convicted for mouthing off in their group chats. If you say, "Give me liberty or give me death," that's essentially now evidence of a seditious conspiracy. If you say, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants," that's essentially now evidence of a seditious conspiracy.