Stories tagged: "far-right violence"


6 Takeaways From The Fourth House Hearing on Jan. 6
‘A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy’: Five Things We Learned in the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

The third public hearing, which took place Thursday, focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into overturning the election.

FILE - Members of the Oath Keepers on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. William Todd Wilson, 44, is the third Oath Keepers member to plead guilty to a seditious conspiracy charge stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
These 4 Arizona Lawmakers Have Ties to the Oath Keepers, a Far-Right, Anti-Government Group

Several Arizona lawmakers have expressed support or admiration for the Oath Keepers during or before their time in office.

From left, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, both of Arizona, were among six Republican House members who called on the Justice Department Tuesday to respond to what the called the mistreaetment of "political prisoners" arrested in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. (Photo courtesy C-SPAN)
Group Plans Appeal in Effort to Keep Gosar, Biggs, Finchem off Ballot

The case cites the 14th Amendment, which prohibits people who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution from holding office if they then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the government.

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Arizona Man Gets Probation for His Role in ‘Horrific Events’ of Jan. 6

Micajah Joel Jackson is one of nine Arizona residents charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.

Photos courtesy Gage Skidmore
Jan. 6 Commission Subpoenas State Rep. Finchem, Arizona GOP Chair Ward

Both Finchem and Ward supported the Republican-backed election audit in Arizona and have repeatedly spread false claims regarding the 2020 election results.

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Arizona Hate Crimes Hit Their Highest Level Since 9/11—and It’s Likely an Undercount

Fewer police departments sent data on hate crimes to the FBI, or reported zero, leading many to believe that the 2020 numbers are not a complete picture.

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., listens during a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
House To Vote on Censuring Rep. Paul Gosar After Video Depicting Violence Against Democrats

The six-term Congressman posted a video that depicted himself killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Joe Biden.