It appears two Proud Boys members will spend more time behind bars.
“The defendants stand charged with seeking to steal one of the crown jewels of our country in a sense by interfering with the peaceful transfer of power,” said U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly.
“I won’t belabor the point, but it’s no exaggeration to say the rule of law, the durability of our constitutional order, and, in the end, the very existence of our republic is threatened by such conduct,” he continued.
Nordean and Biggs are facing six counts related to their alleged involvement in the Capitol insurrection. The charges include obstruction of law enforcement, obstruction of an official proceeding, destruction of government property and conspiracy.
The men were taken into custody after the event, but were eventually released. Now, new information has surfaced. The men allegedly posted on social media and sent encrypted communications about the takeover ahead of the event.
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Biggs is reportedly a self-described Proud Boys organizer in Florida, while Nordean is allegedly the president of his local Proud Boys chapter in Washington state.
Meanwhile Proud Boys leaders Zach Rehl and Charles Donohoe are also facing the same 6 counts as Nordean and Biggs related to the mob takeover at the Capitol.
Back in February Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio said he didn’t care that the mob terrified Congress.
“When they support drone-bombing children in the Middle East … [and] those people are dead and they’re just cowering because a group of misfits came into the Capitol, I’m not going to be sympathetic” he added.
He claimed his men were not violent on Jan 6 and are being accused because officials need someone to blame.
Tarrio was not at the Capitol on the day of the riot and had been ordered to stay away after he had been accused of burning a Black Lives Matter flag at a Black church just days before.
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