A private Proud Boys audio chat that was made public Tuesday shows how the right-wing group fell into dysfunction and finger-pointing as its members got arrested after the US Capitol riot. “We are f–ked…they are coming for us,” one member said, according to court filings, which say the chat happened on February 1 as the national manhunt for Capitol rioters ramped up.
One member was shocked by the potential prison sentences for people convicted of the most serious offenses related to January 6. They said: “Twenty goddam years? Man, no matter what we do they’re going to throw the f–king book at us.” Other members discussed federal conviction rates and prison terms, and suggested that the best option might be to plead guilty.
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Proud Boys descended into dysfunction and finger-pointing as members were arrested in Capitol riot, new messages show.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 15, 2021