Former Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Sentenced for Capitol Riot Involvement


Summary: A former Republican candidate for Michigan governor has been sentenced to two months in prison for his participation in the January 6th attack on the US Capitol.

Ryan Kelley, who finished fourth in the Republican primary, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for his role in the siege. He had previously posted on social media alleging that the riot was an FBI ‘set up.’ Despite misusing his platform by spreading election fraud claims, Kelley does not blame former President Donald Trump for his actions. While not accused of violence, federal prosecutors stated that Kelley helped breach scaffolding and incited the mob. He pleaded guilty to entering and remaining in a restricted area. More than 1,100 people have been charged with Capitol riot-related crimes, with the majority pleading guilty.

Tags: Capitol Riot, Michigan Governor, Ryan Kelley, FBI ‘Set Up’ Allegation, Donald Trump