Media Matters reports:
Oath Keepers militia leader Stewart Rhodes said members of his militia will be at polling locations on Election Day to “protect” Trump voters during an appearance on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ program. After making that claim, Rhodes made a number of unhinged statements, including saying Oath Keepers would follow directives from Trump to take members of the “deep state” into custody and “do what we have to do,” that Trump should invoke the Insurrection Act before the election.
He also said that Oath Keepers will “be in range” of Washington D.C., to stop a “Benghazi-style” attack on the White House on election night, and that a war will have to be fought against Democrats on the West Coast who are “bought” by the Chinese government. Rhodes also hyped the possibility of a second civil war where his “battle-hardened” supporters kill the “street soldiers” and “command and control” of “the radical left.”
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Rhodes last appeared on JMG in September when his group was banned by Twitter. In 2015, the Liberty Counsel waved off the “Christian Patriot” Oath Keepers when they offered to prevent Kentucky police from re-arresting Kim Davis. In 2017, founder Stewart Rhodes declared that the US would have erupted into a civil war if Hillary Clinton had been elected. In 2019, Rhodes and other militia members were seated directly behind Trump at a rally in El Paso. The Oath Keepers have been involved in multiple violent incidents involving police protests across the country.