Oath Keeper Boss Has Messy First Visit to the Witness Stand

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2022
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Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers, took the stand in his own defense on Friday in the most significant trial yet over the Jan. 6 insurrection. Suffice it to say he did not back down from spreading deranged conspiracies about the 2020 election that helped fuel deadly violence—though he appeared to stumble along the way.

“I’m good to go,” Rhodes said in D.C. federal court, before launching into his personal history and his decision to start the far-right militia group.

His decision to testify comes after prosecutors spent...

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