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No treason or sedition charges for January 6 rioters – HotAir

No treason or sedition charges for January 6 rioters – HotAir
Seems like a stretch, doesn't it?

It comes straight from the Constitution and is defined in Title 18 as “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere.” This is broadly understood to mean engaging in acts of war against the United States in support of our enemies.It begins by describing a situation where “two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States.Seditious Conspiracy can also be charged if two or more people “oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States.

Why, he asks, has nobody been charged with sedition or treason?But did they actually rise to the level of treason, or even sedition?

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