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Ritzheimer: Too Extreme for the Oath Keepers

Ritzheimer: Too Extreme for the Oath Keepers September 27, 2015

JonRitzheimerJon Ritzheimer, the Arizona uber-wingnut who has a cockamamie plan to come to Michigan to arrest Sen. Debbie Stabenow for treason for her vote in favor of President Obama’s negotiated agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, thought he would have the support of the Oath Keepers. He was wrong. They say they don’t support him in this and are going to expel them from their group.

Jon Ritzheimer, an anti-Muslim militiaman from Arizona, is furious that the anti-government Oath Keepers group won’t back his possibly illegal plot to “arrest” a Democratic senator for “treason.”

A spokesman for the loosely organized gun group, which is primarily made up of current and former law enforcement and military personnel who vow to disobey laws they believe are unconstitutional, said the Oath Keepers did not condone Ritzheimer’s plot and intended to remove him as a member.

“I’ll save you the trouble,” Ritzheimer ranted at the group’s leaders during a six-minute Facebook video response. “I withdraw my membership. Keep my $40. You guys are clowns.”…

He complained that some Michigan militia groups had encouraged members not to participate in his plot, which could potentially violate state law against wrongful imprisonment — particularly if guns are used to take the lawmaker into custody….

Ritzheimer then exploded in rage at militia members who wanted to take “the easy route” instead of trying to undo election results through possibly violent means.

“What are you doing?!” Ritzheimer bellowed. “Why is an Arizona man having to try and get an indictment for someone up in your area? This goes nationwide!”

The militiaman, who displayed a III Percenters anti-government flag during his video rant, insists that, as a combat veteran, he does not want violence but is prepared to engage in bloodshed if law enforcement authorities do not help him indict Stabenow and possibly other lawmakers.

“I’ve worn my gear, I’ve done my time — that’s the easy part,” he said, after pulling on a bulletproof vest. “You’re too busy rolling around out there shooting at tree stumps that you can’t sit there and do the real work (and) get an indictment. Present it to the sheriff. If they don’t uphold the law, that’s where the militia come in.”

If you’re too extreme for the Oath Keepers and the militias…you might consider that you’ve gone completely off the deep end. But I really hope he does try to do this. And then I hope he enjoys his time in prison.


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