A member of the Oath Keepers militia who was indicted for taking part in the January 6th Capitol riots talked up "blood in the streets" in private chat messages with fellow militants.
As flagged by NBC 4 Washington's Scott MacFarlane on Friday, federal prosecutors are asking the courts to keep Oath Keeper Ken Harrelson behind bars ahead of his trial by noting that he took part in private chats in which his fellow militants advocated for violence ahead of January 6th.
One particularly disturbing message came from Oath Keeper Kelly Meggs, who has also been indicted for taking part in the riots and who advocated giving pro-Trump demonstrations "a little more teeth" to make them more effective in convincing members of Congress to not certify the results of the 2020 election.
"We need those senators very uncomfortable with all of us being a few hundred feet away," wrote Meggs on Christmas Day in 2020. "Now we aren't talking about crossing the line. But we need to be standing on the line!!! It's all bad from here guys. We need Trump because it will make our jobs easier. There is gonna be blood in the streets no matter what."
An unidentified militia member seconded Meggs's sentiments and said that the only way to overturn the election was "if we scare the sh*t out of them and convince them it will be torches and pitchforks time [if] they don't do the right thing."
In court filing today, feds argue to hold accused OathKeeper conspirator Ken Harrelson in pretrial detention\n\nThey allege Harrelson exchanged SIGNAL messages on Xmas Day 2020 saying "We need Trump", "Blood in streets", "scare the s**" out of Congress, "torches & pitchforks" ===>pic.twitter.com/OgDjqUBVCF— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1637952720