Jessica Watkins: alleged leader of oath keeper at Capitol siege ordered to remain in jail ahead of trial

Jessica Watkins: alleged leader of oath keeper at Capitol siege ordered to remain in jail ahead of trial

The decision came at a hearing in federal court where alleged Capitol Hill rioter Jessica Watkins disowned right-wing militia Oath Keepers and said she was “humiliated” and “humiliated” by the charges against her. These are Watkins’ first public comments since his arrest last month.

DC District Court Federal Judge Amit Mehta said Watkins “presents a danger” and eagerly participated in “a historic event which was a real threat to the fabric of our democracy.”

“She wasn’t just a follower. She was higher up the chain, ”Mehta said in a virtual court hearing. “She was a recruiter and recruited others to participate in the events of January 6.… She’s not just an infantryman. He is someone who plans, organizes larger groups of people.

Speaking directly to Watkins, Mehta said: “There is an ongoing risk that once you are released you will re-affiliate with these …

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