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Michigan Candidate For Governor Arrested For Allegedly Participating In Jan 6th Riot


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The witch hunt of Trump supporters continues…

The FBI has just arrested Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelly of Michigan for allegedly participating in the January 6th riot at the Capitol.

Kelly is being charged for “knowingly entering a restricted area without lawful authority, disorderly conduct, knowingly engaging in physical violence in a restricted area and willfully injuring or committing depredation against federal government property”.

Evidence has revealed that Kelly never entered the Capitol and only was on the Capitol lawn for a period of two hours.

The Hill had these details to add:

The FBI arrested Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley on Thursday in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and searched his Allendale home.

Kelley was allegedly seen outside the Capitol on Jan. 6 and faces four misdemeanor charges stemming from the riot. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. confirmed his arrest and said Kelley is set to appear in court later on Thursday.

In supporting documents released by the attorney’s office, the FBI said it had received multiple tips of Kelley’s presence at the Capitol in the days following the riot.

The FBI found no evidence that Kelley had entered the Capitol building but alleged he was among the crowd on Capitol grounds for roughly two hours.

The FBI alleged Kelley was part of the crowd that was attacking and pushing past Capitol Police officers as Congress was in the process of certifying the 2020 election results. At times, he allegedly filmed crowds attacking the officers.

The agency’s investigators also said Kelley consistently waved his hand to instruct the crowd to move closer to the building, climbing scaffolding set up for President Biden’s inauguration. At one point, Kelley allegedly pulled a covering off a temporary structure, according to the documents.

NPR shared these details:

A Michigan candidate for governor, Ryan Kelley, has been charged with four misdemeanors related to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol.

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Kelley was arrested by the FBI Thursday at his home in Allendale in western Michigan and was released after his arraignment without having to post bond.

He answered “understood” to most of the judge’s questions regarding his rights and responsibilities. The initial proceeding took place in a Grand Rapids federal courtroom, although the charges were filed in Washington D.C.

Documents say that Kelley was part of a crowd that tried to disrupt the certification of President Biden as the winner of the November 2020 election. The evidence includes photos and videos of the insurrection that were posted online.

Kelley is a Republican candidate for governor who will appear on the August statewide primary ballot. That’s not the case for numerous other Republicans who were accused of submitting fraudulent signatures and were dropped from the ballot.

Many believe Kelly is being targeted due to the fact his poll numbers are getting stronger by the week.



 

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