In an interview with the Gateway Pundit from jail, Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, who faces the most serious charges yet in relation to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, expressed disappointment at the lack of help he’s received from former President Donald Trump.
“The GOP is not helping at all,” he said. “Frankly, President Trump, I give him props for saying he may pardon us if he is reelected, but he needs to step up and his supporters need to raise money for our legal defense, because he is a co-defendant along with me and Oath Keepers in several civil suits and he is ultimately a criminal target as well.”
Oathkeepers leader Stewart Rhodes calls from jail today, and isn’t happy with Trump: “Trump, I’ll give him props for saying he may pardon us if he’s re-elected, but he needs to step up .. to raise money for our legal defense .. Ultimately, he’s a criminal target as well.” pic.twitter.com/vYX9wb6uhz
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In a previous interview on Real America’s Voice, Rhodes lamented the fact that so many Jan. 6 defendants are taking plea deals.
“It’s unfortunate,” Rhodes said. “That’s what happens when you’re denied bond or denied release prior to trial like I have been … they want you to feel despair and feel like you have no other choice but to give in.”
“They need better criminal defense attorneys as well,” Rhodes said. “I think the Republicans need to step up, President Trump himself needs to step up and fund their defense, make sure we have adequate defense.”