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Members of the Oath Keepers stand outside the U.S. Capitol
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Militia Expert Explains Trump’s Complex Relationship To Jan. 6 Rioters

The House Select Committee is set to investigate the January 6 Riot on July 21, 2022, during its latest public hearing. At the heart of the issue is Trump’s possible engagement with rioters and fringe nationalist militia groups such as the Proud Boys, Three Percenters and Oath Keepers. Amy Cooter, a senior lecturer in sociology at Vanderbilt University and militia expert, explains what drives these groups and their complicated relationship with Trump and the government.

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Former Oath Keeper Reveals Racist, Antisemitic Beliefs Of White Nationalist Group—And Their Plans To Start A Civil War

“The January 6th hearings are making clear that American democracy is increasingly threatened by white nationalists in the Republican Party who are determined to perpetuate disinformation about the 2020 presidential election in order to hold onto power through the same system they deem illegitimate,” Author & Research Scholar Sara Kamali writes.

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