After three days of jury deliberations, Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs were found guilty of seditious conspiracy. Three other individuals were acquitted of seditious conspiracy, but convicted on numerous other charges. Four out of five defendants were convicted of tampering with evidence.
The conviction on seditious conspiracy is a tremendous win for the government. Most of the multiple counts carry 20 year sentences and the ringleaders will likely face upwards of 10 years in prison.
I remember when Stewart Rhodes took the stand and told the jury how much he loved his country and that he thought himself a patriot. And then he went on to tell the jury that the election was unconstitutional and that Joe Biden was not the POTUS. And his Lawyer went along with this tactic.
I get that there has to be a need to ignore that there were two right wing figures who have been part of the movement going back to the Bundt Ranch kerfuffle who have been convicted of Seditious Conspiracy because ITS JUST NOT FAIR!!! THERE ARE FACELESS ANARCHISTS WHO WE THINK DID THE SAME THING!!! WAHHHHHH!!!