EXCLUSIVE from @RawStory:

Rod of Iron Ministries, a Moonies spinoff that incorporates the AR-15 into worship, mobilized support for the Jan. 6 insurrection as part of vibrant far-right network in NE Pennsylvania, alongside Frank Scavo & Teddy Daniels. /1
Pastor Sean Moon led Rod of Iron members onto the scaffolding on the west side of the Capitol. One ROI member reflected: "If the scaffolding collapsed from so many people, it would be tragic, but it would be a good way to die as an offering." (photo via @Shutterstock) /2
While Pastor Sean led the main group to the west plaza, Rod of Iron Ministries member Robert Pickell joined rioters pushing against the police line outside the Columbus Doors on the east side. /3
Bonus for North Carolina readers: Although my story only glances on this aspect, one of the conservative figures cultivated by Pastor Sean Moon is Mark Robinson, now our lieutenant governor.

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The three defendants, who are being tried together, are all from New York State. Pezzola is from Rochester, Greene from Syracuse, & Pepe from the New York City area. /2
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Neumann is accused of punching a Metropolitan DC police officer & striking officers w/ a barricade, while accusing them of "defending the people who are going to kill your f***ing children." /2 Image
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THREAD: 1/5 Nick Fuentes, who marched at Unite the Right in Charlottesville & rallied Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, is so freaked about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday that he's straight-up attacking Holocaust remembrance & defending Nazism. #JuneTeenth
2/5 For Nick Fuentes, commemorating the end of slavery, just like recognizing the genocide of indigenous people & acknowledging the Holocaust of Jews, is all a prelude to "white genocide" — a ridiculous and false belief without foundation in reality.
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It's no secret confidence in elections is eroding among conservatives.

But there are signs that willingness to consider violence as an alternative hasn't abated since Jan. 6.

"I want to go out with a baseball bat and break some dishes," said 1 woman. rawstory.com/voter-integrit…
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3/ Vincent James Foxx is one of the leading voices of the white nationalist right that is working to radicalize disillusioned Trumpers since the Jan. 6 insurrection. His Telegram channel has 32,352 subscribers. #CapitolRiots
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