GRANBURY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Granbury lawyer said on Friday 14 January that he was now acting as chairman of the Oath Keepers after the leader of the far-right group was arrested yesterday.
Stewart Rhodes was arrested yesterday in Little Elm on charges of seditious conspiracy linked to the January 6 capital attack.
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Kellye SoRelle, a Granbury family lawyer, made a statement to CBS News earlier today, saying she would serve as the leader of the loose-knit group until Rhodes was released and pleaded not guilty.
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“I am currently chairing Oath Keepers in place of Mr Rhodes until he is released. I am not guilty of any of the extravagant allegations and the organization is in contact with Mr Rhodes. I want the political parties and politicians cease to divide the people and use us to advance the agenda for their own personal financial gain, ”SoRelle said.
His remarks echoed those made by one of Rhodes’ lawyers, Jon Moseley, who blamed his client’s arrest on political pressure from Democrats.
According to the SoRelle website, she volunteered for Lawyers for Trump in November 2020 and was assigned to help the Michigan group where she was involved in legal challenges to election results. Prior to Rhodes’ arrest, SoRelle had served as general counsel for the Oath Keepers.
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