Proud Boys members Enrique Tario (left) and Joe Biggs marched during a protest in Washington, DC on December 12, 2020. Tario was later arrested for his actions during the protest. Gus was later arrested in Washington for participating in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. District of Columbia, USA, photo taken on December 12, 2020.
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The House Special Committee investigating the deadly Capitol Invasion said on Tuesday that it issued subpoenas to Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, members of these two far-right organizations involved in the January 6 attack.
The committee also summoned Henry “Enrique” Tario, the leader of the Pride Boys, and Elmer Stewart Rhodes, the chairman of the guardians of the oath, and another organization that participated in the preparations for the first amendment on January 6. Archon.
“We believe that the individuals and organizations we subpoenaed today have relevant information about how the violence in the Capitol broke out and the preparations that led to this violent attack,” the chairman of the special committee Benny Thompson, Miss Democrat, said in a press release .
The House of Representatives bipartisan panel is investigating the facts and factors that led to the riots. At that time, hundreds of supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed into the Capitol and temporarily stopped efforts to confirm the victory of the Presidential Electoral College of Joe Biden. The invasion occurred after Trump falsely claimed for months that he was manipulated against him in the 2020 election.
Stewart Rhodes, the founder of Oath Keepers, told the Washington Post via Getty Images on February 28, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas that the government is trying to exaggerate the hooliganism of a few members as a so-called conspiracy carried out by the organization in January . . 6, 2021.
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Prosecutors stated in court documents that a defendant in the Capitol riots “discussed coordination with the Pride Boy and the number of Oath Guardians scheduled to arrive in Washington on January 6.”
A subpoena stated that an indictment in a federal court in Washington described “a conspiracy among at least 18 oath guardians, in which members of the oath guardians plan to attack the U.S. Capitol through regular communication and coordinated actions.”
The subpoena stated that the conspiracy allegedly included plans to go to Washington, which included “paramilitary equipment and other supplies, including guns, plated tactical vests, helmets and radio equipment.”
According to media reports, Rod was mentioned in the indictment, but his name was not mentioned because he had direct contact with several indicted guardians of the oath “before, during and after the attack on the Capitol.”
The subpoena said: “In written and oral comments published before January 6, 2021, Mr. Rod has repeatedly suggested that the Oath Guardians should or are prepared to participate in violence to ensure election results they like.”
Another subpoena issued to the Proud Boy stated that so far, at least 34 people associated with the Proud Boy have been prosecuted by the Ministry of Justice for the riots on January 6.
After Tario was arrested on January 4, he was barred from entering Washington by a judge on charges of burning down the “Black Man’s Life is Life” banner stolen from a church in Washington, DC on December 12, 2020.
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