Washington, DC –As the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack continued public hearings this week, People For the American Way launched the second in a series of videos regarding the ongoing investigation into the months-long plot to overturn the 2020 election that led to the violence on that day. This video explores the role of the Oath Keepers, an antigovernment extremist group, and its leader, Stewart Rhodes. The videos are researched and reported by People For’s Right Wing Watch analysts.
You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/fKJyOnoAuBY
“The Oath Keepers plotted to keep Trump in power–and they were willing to use violence to achieve that goal,” said Kristen Doerer, managing editor at Right Wing Watch, who created the video. “On Jan. 6, they did just that, storming the U.S. Capitol in tactical gear. They failed to overturn the will of the people on Jan. 6, but their efforts to undermine our democracy haven’t stopped since.”
“This latest Right Wing Watch video, along with the testimony at the January 6 hearings, reflects that the criminal conspiracy to overturn the election results started at the very top, with former President Donald Trump, members of Congress, and far-right political leaders who continue to defend their betrayal of our nation and our democracy,” said Ben Jealous, president of People For the American Way. “These architects of the insurrection stoked the flames of a lie that the election was stolen and encouraged the violent activists who carried out a crime against America. Everyone involved must be held accountable.”
As the hearings continue, People For the American Way will continue to release videos providing context and information about the plot to overthrow our democracy.
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About People For the American Way
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org