The FBI has arrested Republican candidate for Michigan governor Ryan Kelley for his alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol riots.
Kelley, 40, was arrested in Michigan on Thursday and charged with a misdemeanor after a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building after Biden won the 2021 presidential election.
It comes just before the House Jan 6th Committee is set to begin the hearing about Donald Trump’s alleged involvement in the riot, despite Trump telling the public that they must “stay peaceful”.
In documents obtained by the FBI, Kelley can be seen inside the Capitol building on January 6 wearing a backwards baseball cap and rallying the crowd, but the court claims he did not enter the building at any time.
The footage shows Kelley walking outside the building under some scaffolding and up a set up steps as a crowd of Trump supporters pushed their way through cops and barriers to enter the Capitol building.
According to the FBI, the GOP candidate was caught on camera “assaulting and pushing past law enforcement officers” before climbing an “architectural feature” at the top of the stairs. Read more