The Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol weren’t a peaceful protest gone awry but were a planned assault on the government and its election. More than 1k people have been charged with crimes relating to what happened that day, and these seditious conspiracy convictions are rightfully punishing those who organized and led the violence in those riots.
In its case against the Oath Keepers, the Dept. of Justice is flexing its muscles to show that it can criminalize dissent, and its allies in corporate media are acting as its PR team. Despite having little-to-no evidence of a conspiracy to overthrow the government, the DOJ charged members of a conservative group with sedition. Instead of crafting a legitimate case, they built a narrative and stacked the deck in their favor.