Just hours before hearings on the January 6, 2021 Capitol storming begin, the FBI arrested Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley. He is said to have goaded the crowd.

Politically interested America is excited for the first public hearing on the storming of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. At prime time, the January 6 committee wants to explain that ex-President Donald Trump was at the center of a “coordinated, multi-level enterprise” to overturn the election of US President Joe Biden. Just hours earlier, the FBI arrested a prominent Trump supporter in connection with the storming of the US Houses of Parliament.

Michigan Republican nominee for governor Ryan Kelley. The District of Columbia Attorney’s Office confirmed to local media that the real estate agent has yet to appear in court this Thursday. His home in Allendale, Michigan, was searched by police.

Ryan Kelley in front of the Capitol: “This is it! This is war, baby!”

Incriminating documents are said to show that Kelley was in front of the Parliament building in the US capital on the day of the Capitol storm. There, the politician is said to have been part of a crowd that attacked Capitol Police officers and pushed past them toward the building. According to the investigators, he should clearly urge the crowd with hand movements to keep pushing towards the Capitol and to climb a scaffolding that had already been erected for Biden’s inauguration. At that point, Congress had assembled to confirm the results of the November 2020 presidential election.

The arrest may also be based on a video document that the Democratic Party in the state of Michigan had already published in June last year. This is to prove Kelley’s presence in front of the Capitol during the storm. You can also hear the Republican shouting, “That’s it! That’s war, baby!”

Kelley looks steadfast at Donald Trump’s side

The FBI is said to have no evidence that Kelley was in the Capitol building during the storm. The father of five is considered a staunch Trump ally, who also shares Trump’s unsubstantiated narrative that the result of the 2020 presidential election was manipulated. According to documents available to the FBI, at a “Stop the Steal” rally shortly after the election in Lansing, the capital of Michigan, he is said to have asked the participants to “stand up and fight for then-President Trump”.

Kelley wants to run against Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Widmer in the midterm elections. Before that, however, he had to prevail against four opposing candidates in the Republican primaries at the beginning of August.

On January 6, 2021, supporters of then US President Donald Trump overran the seat of the US Congress in Washington, D.C., in order to prevent the confirmation of Trump’s vote. The attack killed five people and injured many others. The events, viewed by many as an attempted coup, were appalled around the world. A committee is to clarify whether it was actually an attempted coup orchestrated by Donald Trump.

Sources: “New York Times” (Paid Content), CNN, The Hill