Republican Candidate Arrested Over Jan 6th Connection

Ryan Kelley

( – Yesterday, in a move that could shake up one major election come November, a GOP candidate for governor in the state of Michigan had his home raided by the FBI, and he was arrested. Federal law enforcement authorities claim the candidate, Ryan Kelley, was at the United States Capitol during the January 6, 2021 protest over the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and that he committed crimes while at the Capitol.

According to CNBC in “FBI raids home of Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate”:

Federal agents raided Ryan Kelley’s home in Allendale, Michigan, on Thursday morning. NBC News received a tip about the raid, which was confirmed by a law enforcement official.

“An FBI spokesperson later confirmed that a search warrant was executed at the home where Kelley was arrested. He faces four charges related to his alleged actions at the Capitol, including disorderly conduct and willfully injuring or attacking U.S. property.” [emphasis added]

Ryan Kelley is the current Republican gubernatorial candidate in the state of Michigan. As for what federal law enforcement authorities claim they can prove about Kelley’s actions at the U.S. Capitol:

“A statement from an FBI special agent, released by Justice Department officials Thursday, includes and describes video footage and other images that indicate Kelley was involved in breaching the Capitol and directing others to participate.

“‘At approximately 2:20 p.m., Kelley continued to gesture to the crowd, consistently indicating that they should move towards the stairs that led to the entrance of the U.S. Capitol interior spaces,’ the agent states.” [emphasis added]

There has been no statement from Kelley or his campaign as this post goes to publication.

What is your reaction to the FBI raid and arrest of Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley for allegedly committing crimes at the United States Capitol during the January 6, 2021, protest over the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? Please email your thoughts and reactions to [email protected]. Thank you.