Woke judicial mob sentences a man to 18 years in prison, even though he committed no crime except attempting to overthrow the lawful government of the United States
Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday for leading a far-reaching plot to keep then-President Donald Trump in power after he lost the 2020 election.
A second Oath Keepers member, Kelly Meggs, the leader of the Florida contingent of the group, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
The sentences are the first handed down in over a decade for seditious conspiracy.
“What we absolutely cannot have is a group of citizens who – because they did not like the outcome of an election, who did not believe the law was followed as it should be – foment revolution,” District Judge Amit Mehta said before handing down the sentence. “That is what you did.”
“I dare say, Mr. Rhodes – and I never have said this to anyone I have sentenced – you pose an ongoing threat and peril to our democracy and the fabric of this country,” Mehta said.
The judge added: “I dare say we all now hold our collective breaths when an election is approaching. Will we have another January 6 again? That remains to be seen.”
Mehta said Rhodes, 58, has expressed no remorse and continues to be a threat.
“A seditious conspiracy, when you take those two concepts and put it together, is among the most serious crimes an American can commit,” the judge said. “It is an offense against the government to use force. It is an offense against the people of our country.”
Rhodes came to Washington to overturn the 2020 presidential election because he was answering Donald Trump’s public call to do exactly that:
At 1:42 a.m. on Dec. 19, 2020 – shortly after a six-hour Oval Office meeting described by a White House aide as “unhinged” – Donald Trump sent a tweet “that would galvanize his followers, unleash a political firestorm, and change the course of our history as a country,” in the words of Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
“Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election,” Trump tweeted, even after he had heard from many of his top political and legal advisers that he had, in fact, lost.
“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” he wrote, referring to the day Congress was set to formally certify Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral college.
“Be there, will be wild!”