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Fri Nov 12, 2021, 10:47 AM

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials.

by Isaac Arnsdorf


Oct. 20, 3 p.m. EDT


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ProPublica identified Clampitt and 47 more state and local government officials on the list, all Republicans: 10 sitting state lawmakers; two former state representatives; one current state assembly candidate; a state legislative aide; a city council assistant; county commissioners in Indiana, Arizona and North Carolina; two town aldermen; sheriffs or constables in Montana, Texas and Kentucky; state investigators in Texas and Louisiana; and a New Jersey town’s public works director.

ProPublica’s analysis also found more than 400 people who signed up for membership or newsletters using government, military or political campaign email addresses, including candidates for Congress and sheriff, a retired assistant school superintendent in Alabama, and an award-winning elementary school teacher in California.

https://www.propublica.org/article/oath-keepers-in-the-state-house-how-a-militia-movement-took-root-in-the-republican-mainstream?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#1136356


( Sometimes there are no words to describe the depth of dysfunction in the Republican Party. )

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 10:52 AM

1. I'll try to describe the depths of dysfunction: insurrectionist and anti- democracy to their core.

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Response to Comfortably_Numb (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 10:54 AM

2. You're right. The pervasiveness of it scares the hell out of me.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 11:17 AM

4. Wholeheartedly agree, and even more so because no republicans have been called out for it

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 12, 2021, 10:56 AM

3. TRUMP IS TO BLAME...


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