Trump Inspired Proud Boys Charged With Felony Seditious Conspiracy

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As the first of the hearings by the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building by supporters and allies of Donald Trump, the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, approaches on June 9th, charges and convictions for some of those allies continue outside that investigation.

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, leader of the right-wing militia group the Proud Boys, and four of his top lieutenants were charged with seditious conspiracy, which if convicted can be sentenced with anything from imprisonment for a minimum of five years all the way up to the death penalty. The group was found to have worked to organize those who attacked the Capitol Building, where rioters then threatened the lives of the vice president by erecting a noose on the steps of the government building and chanting “hang Mike Pence” while sending lawmakers into hiding for their safety.

According to The Washington Post:

‘A new 10-count superseding indictment returned Monday morning charges Tarrio, Pezzola and three other existing co-defendants — Ethan Nordean, of Seattle, Joe Biggs, of the Daytona Beach area, and Zachary Rehl, of Philadelphia — with coordinating travel to Washington and the movements of the group around the Capitol that day. The group is also accused of plotting to foment a riot and storm Congress, action that eventually forced the evacuation of lawmakers meeting to confirm the 2020 election results.’

Twitter had a big reaction to the news of Tarrio’s and his crew’s new charges. Read some of their comments below:

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