‘Seditious Conspiracy’ Charges Revealed for Proud Boys on J6

On Thursday, Americans around the country will be huddled in front of their televisions, waiting to see what sort of “bombshells” the January 6th select committee will be revealing.

The first primetime public hearing for the group is set to take place later this week, and lawmakers in-the-know have suggested that some rather sizable revelations may be headed our way.

Now, in what appears to be a bit of a precursor to the big show, leaders of the Proud Boys organization are facing some incredibly salacious charges for their alleged involvement in the events of that day.

The leader of the far-right Proud Boys and four of the group’s members have been charged with seditious conspiracy stemming from their alleged planning for and participation in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Enrique Tarrio, along with codefendants Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs, Zachary Rehl, and Dominic Pezzola, are accused of conspiring to use force to oppose the lawful transfer of presidential power “by preventing, hindering, or delaying by force the execution of the laws governing the transfer of power,” according to a grand jury indictment filed Monday.

This was a notable development.

The five men were previously indicted on charges of conspiracy and pleaded not guilty. Monday’s indictment adds the even more serious “seditious” element to the counts, although many of the details in the new indictment had previously been alleged in the initial conspiracy charges.

The adjustment appears to indicate a new, more sinister turn of events for the investigation, and Thursday’s hearing may just provide us with some firework after all.