The investigations over the Capitol riots occurring on January 6, 2021 are far from over. To this day, the congressional committee centering around 1/6 is still actively working.
Meanwhile, authorities are still apprehending individuals who were found to have been involved in what took place that day.
Some people who engaged in these riots were subsequently turned in to law enforcement by relatives, friends, or even people they matched with on dating websites.
Other people were found out via social media postings they made about their involvement in the Capitol riots. Law enforcement has been very clear that they intend to hold accountable every single person who was involved.
This is what makes the arrest of Michigan Republican and gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley stand out, per Red State.
Everything to Know About Kelley’s Arrest
Kelley’s arrest by the FBI comes as a result of multiple federal charges.
At this time, the Michigan Republican stands accused of harming federal property, carrying out violence on restricted grounds, entering restricted grounds without permission, along with disorderly conduct.
BREAKING: The FBI has arrested Republican candidate for governor Ryan Kelley at his home and taken him into custody.
— David Eggert (@DavidEggert00) June 9, 2022
According to the FBI, Kelley is on video helping rioters into the Capitol, ripping down Capitol barricades, and even videotaping attacks against law enforcement officers.
Each of these charges facing Kelley are misdemeanors.
Reactions to Kelley’s Arrest
Given Kelley’s current campaign to become the next governor of Michigan, it didn’t take long for the news of his arrest to spread and go viral.
Some people suggested the Michigan Republican was arrested as part of a larger vendetta against Republicans and enemies of the Deep State. Others said this could all be part of a plot to lessen the competition against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Democrats, on the other hand, shared very different views about Kelley being taken into custody by the FBI. They largely branded Kelley as an “insurrectionist,” likewise claiming he’s guilty of sedition.
Last night, Joe Biden joked on Kimmel about arresting his opponents.
Today, Michigan Gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley is arrested.
Are you paying attention yet?
— Collin Pruett (@pruett_collin) June 9, 2022
Various Democrats also claimed the video footage that federal officials say they have of the Michigan Republican is proof enough of his guilt.
Suffice it to say, the political left soundly rejected the notion that Kelley’s arrest could be due to a political vendetta against Republicans.
People with left-of-center politics haven’t held back on social media, making it very clear they believe the Michigan Republican is guilty of what he’s being accused of.
It goes without saying that this arrest definitely puts a wrench in Kelley’s gubernatorial campaign in the state of Michigan.
What do you think about the FBI’s arrest of Michigan Republican Ryan Kelley? Do you believe the charges against him are going to stick? Is this arrest motivated by politics or something else?
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