Oath Keepers Extremist Group

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, center, speaks during a rally outside the White House in Washington in this 2017 file photo.

ELKHART — An Elkhart County commissioner says he long ago distanced himself from a far-right extremist group accused of playing a role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism pored over more than 38,000 names on leaked Oath Keepers membership lists and identified more than 370 people it believes currently work in law enforcement agencies – including as police chiefs and sheriffs – and more than 100 people who are currently members of the military.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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Bowana

So who belongs to the extremist left wing group The Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism? Bunch of liberals that hate extreme right wingers. The pot calling the kettle black. Of course this "organized" list is released just before elections. Nothing more than political mudslinging.

Cheryl W.

Vote him out. Do not need him as a leader. Vote him out.

Joe King

here is your Republican Commissioner....Brad Rogers...The GOP has gone off the rails....vote them out...not because you like Democrats, but because the GOP and Trumpicans are too extreme and we need a change. Clean the house! Indiana deserves better. Rogers should resign.

sidearm

Too extreme, abortion on demand, open borders, green energy. These are extreme political views that belong squarely in the Democrat party. Please explain these views to the voters Joe, without your usual Dems good, Reps bad diatribe. Remember when President Trump told Germany that buying their energy from Russia was a bad idea. The Germans laughed then but are not laughing now. All of Europe is struggling for energy, people will freeze to death this winter because their is no heat. Green Energy is a pipe dream that will kill many before common sense comes back.

FlyNavy

Of course Rogers fully embraced the Oath Keepers. I suspect his "distancing" from them is only because they got publicly exposed. He loved the spotlight and eagerly joined their ranks. I don't believe a word he says. Remember this next time he comes up for election. His membership show his true colors.

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