Stewart Rhodes (Oath Keepers Founder) Bio, Age, Family, Ethnicity, Charge
Stewart Rhodes (Oath Keepers Founder) Bio- Wiki
Stewart Rhodes is an American lawyer who worked in Montana and is the main spokesman for the Oath Keepers. He is well known as the founder of the far-right militia group. Its an anti-government militia whose members claim to be defending the Constitution of the United States. It encourages its members to disobey orders which they believe would violate the U.S. Constitution.
Oath Keepers Founder
According to research, about the group’s membership determined that two-thirds of the Oath Keepers are former military or law enforcement, and one-tenth percent are active duty military or law enforcement. Most research determined the Oath Keeper membership to be approximately five thousand members, while leaked data showed Oath Keeper rosters claiming membership of 38,000.
Several organizations that monitor U.S. domestic terrorism and hate groups describe the group as extremist or radical. Back in 2015, Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described the group as “heavily armed extremists with a conspiratorial and anti-government mindset looking for potential showdowns with the government”.
As per the Southern Poverty Law Center, the group’s leadership has ties to anti-government, extremist groups and espouses a number of conspiracy and legal theories associated with the sovereign citizen movement and posse comitatus movement, chiefly, “that sheriffs are the highest law enforcement authorities in America. SPLC senior fellow Mark Potok describes the group as a whole as “really just an anti-government group who believe in a wild set of conspiracy theories”.
The FBI describes the Oath Keepers as a “paramilitary organization” and a “large but loosely organized collection of militia who believe that the federal government has been coopted by a shadowy conspiracy that is trying to strip American citizens of their rights.”
During the 2014 and 2015 unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Oath Keepers were present wearing military fatigues and their members armed with semi-automatic rifles roamed streets and rooftops. Multiple members of the group participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021; by September 2021, twenty members had been indicted for federal criminal offenses, with four pleading guilty. The organization was subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack in November 2021.
Stewart Rhodes Family
Little is known about Rhodes’ family and siblings (if any) more information will be updated as soon as its available.
Stewart Rhodes Wife
Rhodes was married to Tasha Adams but the two are no longer an item following irreconcilable differences. Tasha had launched an online fundraiser to help pay for her divorce.
Stewart Rhodes Age
Rhodes is 55 years old.
Stewart Rhodes ARRESTED and CHARGED
Federal authorities on Thursday charged Stewart Rhodes, the leader and founder of the extremist far-right Oath Keepers militia, and 10 other people with seditious conspiracy and other crimes for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
An indictment alleges that after the November 2020 presidential election, Rhodes and others conspired to oppose by force the transfer of presidential power from then-President Donald Trump to Joe Biden, which included plans to breach and try to take control of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
The conspiracy allegedly involved the amassing of firearms on the outskirts of Washington, D.C, and distribution to so-called quick reaction force teams to support the effort to keep Trump in office, according to the indictment, issued by a grand jury in DC federal court.
That charging document is based in part on access to encrypted messages on the Signal app that federal authorities obtained access to.
The charge of seditious conspiracy carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison.
Rhodes, a 56-year-old former U.S. Army paratrooper who live in Granbury, Texas, was arrested early Thursday afternoon. He was subpoenaed in November by the House of Representatives select committee that is investigating the riot,