Accused Jan. 6 rioter who warned of doable 'civil conflict' anticipated to testify to Home committee Tuesday – ABC Information

Tuesday's Jan. 6 listening to is predicted to concentrate on the rise of radical extremism.
An Ohio man who accused Joe Biden, different Democrats, and the mainstream media of "treason" is about to testify in a public listening to Tuesday earlier than the Home committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol final yr, in response to a supply conversant in the matter.
The listening to is predicted to concentrate on the rise of radical extremism in the US, and the supply mentioned one of many key witnesses will likely be Stephen Ayres of Warren, Ohio, who not too long ago admitted to illegally getting into the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
A former spokesman for the Oath Keepers militia group, Jason Van Tatenhove, may even be testifying Tuesday, the supply mentioned.
In courtroom paperwork filed final month, Ayres acknowledged that the day earlier than the riot, he drove to Washington, D.C., to protest Congress' certification of the 2020 presidential election outcomes.
On Fb, Ayres had spotlighted then-President Donald Trump's name for supporters to descend on Washington on Jan. 6, which Trump mentioned will "be wild" in a Tweet he posted on Dec. 19, 2020.
Throughout Tuesday's listening to, the committee hopes to discover the influence that Tweet had on Trump's supporters, committee aides mentioned. The listening to is predicted to additionally embrace clips from former White Home counsel Pat Cipollone's deposition with congressional investigators final week, sources conversant in the matter advised ABC Information.
Two days earlier than he left for the nation's capital, Ayres posted a message on Fb saying, "Mainstream media, social media, Democrat social gathering, FISA courts, Chief Justice John Roberts, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and so on….all have dedicated TREASON in opposition to a sitting U.S. president!!! All at the moment are placed on discover by 'We The Individuals!'"
Within the week earlier than that, Ayres mentioned in social media posts that it was "time for us to begin standing as much as tyranny!" and he warned that "If the [deep state] robs president Trump!!! Civil Battle will ensue!" in response to the FBI.
Ayres joined the mob outdoors the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, then entered the constructing that afternoon, courtroom paperwork say.
Final month, he pleaded responsible to 1 federal cost of disorderly conduct inside a restricted constructing. His sentencing is scheduled for September.
An lawyer representing Ayres declined to remark when contacted by ABC Information.
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