The Wall Street Journal reports:
The far-right group the Oath Keepers is splintering after board members accused the founder of spending its money on hair dye, steaks and guns. In interviews, a half-dozen current or former Oath Keepers board directors and other members accused their founder, Mr. Rhodes, of misusing dues and donations for personal expenses.
Four board members quit last year after confronting Mr. Rhodes about his spending, and at least six state chapters have split or distanced themselves from the national organization.
Membership has dropped 80% from its peak, to roughly 7,500, according to former board members. The organization had less than $10,000 in its bank account as of April, Mr. Rhodes said in an interview that month, speaking from the road in his 14-year-old SUV. RallyPay, a credit-card processor the Oath Keepers used in fundraising, shut them off after Jan 6.
Read the full article.
Stewart Rhodes spent Oath Keepers money, collected largely from veterans and ex-law enforcement officers, on personal expenses including a deposit on a house, haircuts, liquor, guns and riot gear. Four board members resigned last year over his spending. https://t.co/u1xPAiVtRD
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) June 16, 2021