In plain sight: 60 Minutes profile looks at how some Oath Keepers mobilized ahead of Capitol attack
Spokesman for group’s Arizona chapter claims they’re being trained by active-duty law enforcement
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - More than three months after a group of rioters stormed Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, a founding member of the Oath Keepers, an organization classified by the FBI as a far-right extremist group, became the first of hundreds of suspects to plead guilty for his role in the insurrection.
The Oath Keepers has chapters all over the country and now, some members of its Arizona branch are criticizing the organization’s leader for how it was portrayed during the deadly riot.
CBS News profiled the group that’s become a central focus in the federal investigation into the insurrection and found its members are both retired and active-duty military and law enforcement.
To watch the full investigation, click here.
“Our guys are very experienced. We have active-duty law enforcement in our organization that are helping to train us. We can blend in with our law enforcement,” says a member of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group. https://t.co/hdMmM2tdQF pic.twitter.com/WnM4sZORtV— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) April 19, 2021
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