Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers Founder, Sentenced to 18 Years for Capitol Attack

Rhodes was sentenced to 18 years in prison on January 19, 2023, for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Rhodes was one of the leaders of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group. The Oath Keepers were among the first groups to breach the Capitol on January 6.

 Rhodes and other Oath Keepers brought weapons and body armor to Washington, D.C., on January 6.

Rhodes and other Oath Keepers planned to use force to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Rhodes was convicted of seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Rhodes is the first person to be sentenced to prison for seditious conspiracy in connection with the January 6 attack.

Rhodes's sentencing is a significant victory for the Justice Department in its efforts to hold accountable those who participated in the January 6 attack.

Rhodes's sentencing is a warning to other far-right extremists that they will be held accountable for their actions.

Rhodes's sentencing is a reminder that the United States will not tolerate violence against its democracy.

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