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State Senator

Matt Lesser

Representing Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield

State Senator Matt Lesser Releases Statement Following Arrest of Oath Keepers Leader


This afternoon, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) is releasing a statement following the arrest of the Oath Keepers Leader. The FBI arrested Stewart Rhodes, the leader and founder of the far-right militia, today and has been charged with seditious conspiracy for organizing a wide-ranging plot to storm the Capitol January 6, 2021.

"These are some of the most serious charges in our Republic," said Sen. Lesser. "Every single person responsible - including former and current elected officials - need to be held to account for conspiring to bring down the government or they will do it again."

The arrest is a major step forward in the investigation into the attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump.