GOP candidate Ryan Kelley was arrested by the FBI

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The FBI has arrested Republican candidate for Michigan governor Ryan Kelley for alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Kelley, 40, was arrested in Michigan on Thursday and charged with felony criminal mischief after a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building after Biden won the 2021 presidential election.

It came before House 6 Janth The committee is set to begin a hearing on Donald Trump’s involvement in the riots, even as Trump tells the public that he should “keep the peace”.

In documents obtained by the FBI, Kelley could be seen inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6 wearing a baseball cap retreating and gathering a crowd, but the court ruled he did not enter the building.

The footage shows Kelley walking outside the building on some scaffolding and making steps as many Trump supporters push police and barriers to enter the Capitol building.

According to the FBI, the GOP candidate was caught on camera “attacking and harassing past law enforcement officers” before going up “architectural features”At the top of the stairs.

Last year, a blog called Michigan Tea posted a video clip of Kelley that appeared to show him screaming “Let’s go! This is it! This is a boy of war! ” The footage was featured in the Detroit News but has not been verified by authorities.

The newspaper posted another photo that allegedly showed Kelley wearing sunglasses standing near the Trump 2020 sign, alerting the crowd. According to the Detroit News, Kelley wore the same clothes when he attended the 2020 American Patriot Council “Judgment Day” rally in Lansing.


Kelley is one of five candidates running for the position of Michigan governor. She works as a real estate broker and a poll conducted last month by the Michigan Information and Research Service showed Kelley as the favorite to win the seat. The arrest would result in him being out of the race, leaving 4 unknowns to contest for the position.

He was arrested on 4 charges including intentionally entering or remaining in a restricted building, indecent and disruptive conduct, intentionally committing acts of physical violence against a person or property in a restricted building or premises and intentionally damaging or damaging property from the U.S. .

In an official statement, the Attorney General’s Office for DC urged the press and the public to remember that we are all not wrong until proven wrong:

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“A complaint is only an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law,” said the release.

“Because this is a pending case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has no further comment at this time.”


Kelley is awaiting a court hearing in Grand Rapids, western Michigan.

Meanwhile, the hearing against Trump is still underway because Democrats blamed the former president for the actions of some indecent protesters.

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