The Oath Keepers Founder Testified In The Seditious Conspiracy Trial
Stewart Rhodes, told jurors that members who stormed the U.S. Capitol were "off-mission."
The Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial is still on-going and founder, Stewart Rhodes, told jurors that members who stormed the U.S. Capitol were “off-mission.”
On Tuesday, Rhodes took the stand and insisted that he was not involved in any operation to forcefully oppose the Federal Government on January 6th.
He testified that he had no idea the thought of going inside The Capitol would even cross any Oath Keepers mind.
Rhodes explained that an encrypted message was sent to members on January 6th to gather near The Capitol in an attempt to keep them from getting riled up in the mix of Trump supporters.
However, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol and that’s when members got mixed in with the crowd.
When asked if Rhodes was in charge, he replied, “Not when they do something off-mission, I’m not in charge unfortunately”.
The trial continues today as Rhodes’ defense team will call additional witnesses.