Michigan Republican candidate for governor Ryan Kelly was arrested on Thursday for charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia made the announcement on Thursday related to the “Capitol breach.”
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“Kelley is not accused in the court documents of entering the Capitol itself. Instead, he is charged with being on restricted grounds, engaging in disorderly conduct and other misdemeanors,” ABC News reported.
“According to Kelley’s arrest affidavit, multiple tips — the first coming just 10 days after Jan. 6 — were sent to the FBI with videos and images showing his participation in the riot at the Capitol,” the report added.
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The strange timing of his arrest nearly two years later appears to have some connection with his run for governor in the state against a Democrat in jeopardy of losing her reelection battle.
Kelley never entered the Capitol, yet his campaign may now be derailed over the matter that could keep him from potentially leading the state.