According to Court documents filed April 18, members of an American far-right anti-government militia whose associates claim to be defending the US Constitution – Oath Keepers – negotiated defending a Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson during the 6th January Capitol attack because he’d ‘important information to protect.’
Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oath Keepers, and top associates like Kelly Meggs, of Dunnellon, Florida, discussed strategies to offer security for high-profile figures like Ali Alexander, Alex Jones, Michael Flynn, and Roger Stone on January 5 & January 6, unfolding potential associations with other groups and security specifics.
One person wrote in a far-right Oath Keepers group message during the deadly riot on the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 last year, ‘Dr. Ronnie Jackson – on the move. He Needs protection. If anyone inside covers him (Dr. Ronnie Jackson). He has ‘critical data to protect.’ Founder Oath Keepers, who face 5 federal charges, said to give Jackson his cell phone.
Moreover, Arizona’s Edward Vallejo, a respondent Oath Keeper, is looking for liberation from preventative detention and gives in to a lengthy Court filing before a 29th April hearing on his plea. The 337-page court filing contains numerous pages of communications purportedly exchanged by Oath Keepers’ members in the days leading to the 6th JAN violence.
‘Talk to People in Question’
The mobile communication also includes a series of instructions, comments, and replies from Stewart Rhodes, who, together with Vallejo, is a part Oath Keepers group now facing seditious conspiracy charges and facing trial later in 2022.
On the other hand, Ronny Jackson, a Texas GOP, has refused ever to be in contact with the far-right group. The first-term Representative says he remained during the Capitol insurrection to defend the floor of the House.
Jackson’s spokesperson told the media in a statement that Representative Jackson, like several high-profile figures, is repeatedly spoken about by people he doesn’t know. The spokesperson added he doesn’t recognize nor has ever talked to the people in interrogation. Actually, he remained behind with the US Capitol Police to help protect the floor of the House. In addition, he was one of the last Oath Keeper members to be displaced.
Furthermore, previously, GOP Congressional members have been blamed for having relations with attackers, though, of the Capitol assaulters charged, none has been directly associated with legislators on the U.S. Capitol. Steve Cohen, Democratic Congressman from Tennessee, asserted that he’d seen Lauren Boebert, freshman GOP Congresswoman from Colorado, giving a Capitol Hill visit in the lead-up to January 6 riot.
The Congressional Committee that is investigating the 6th JAN Capitol attack separate from the U.S. Department of Justice’s inquiry has stated it needs information from GOP legislators, including the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Ohio’s Rep. Jim Jordan, and Pennsylvania’s Rep. Scott Perry. These lawmakers were requested to produce information voluntarily and still haven’t.