CONSPIRACIST and far-right activist Ali Alexander is the chief of a pro-Trump re-election group referred to as Cease the Steal.
Professional-Trump advocate Ali Alexander Credit score: TheAliAlexander/Fb
Who’s far-right activist Ali Alexander?
Ali Alexander is a far-right activist and conspiracy theorist.
He first appeared within the conservative politics sphere beneath the alias Ali Akbar, organizing a bunch referred to as the Nationwide Bloggers’ Membership that was tied to “shady information assortment operations.”
Alexander has been retweeted by Donald Trump Jr for his unfounded claimsCredit score: TheAliAlexander/Fb
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He’s the chief of the Cease the Steal, a pro-Trump re-election group.
Alexander is a convicted felon, after pleading responsible to felony property theft in 2007 and felony bank card abuse in 2008.
What did he say about January 6?
Alexander promoted rallies protesting the election outcomes after Trump was defeated by President-elect Joe Biden on November 7.
He started organizing a protest outside the Capitol for January 6, dubbing it the “Wild Protest” to intrude with the Electoral Faculty vote certification.
In a now-deleted video, he stated that:
Alexander is now in hiding after the fallout from the Capitol riot
“We’re going to persuade them to not certify the vote on January 6 by marching lots of of 1000’s, if not hundreds of thousands of patriots, to sit down their butts in D.C. and shut that metropolis down, proper?” Alexander stated.
“And if we’ve to discover choices after that…‘but.’ But!”
He claimed that he had assist from pro-Trump Representatives Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks.
“We 4 schemed up placing most strain on Congress whereas they have been voting,” Alexander continued.
Ali Alexander organizer for Cease the Steal together with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Vernon JonesCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
In response to a QAnon-supporter Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene who claimed congressional leaders have been working to dam objections to the electoral certification earlier than January 6, he stated protesters would ‘1779’ the Capitol.
“In the event that they do that, everybody can guess what me and 500,000 others will do to that constructing,” Alexander tweeted on Dec. 30. “1776 is *all the time* an choice”
Alexander stated to his supporters that they might ‘1776’ the Capitol constructing if wantedCredit score: @ZTPetrizzo/Twitter
1776 refers back to the begin of the American Revolution. In a viral video captured on the riots, a woman named Elizabeth from Knoxville, Tennessee repeatedly claimed that MAGA supporters have been storming the Capitol as a result of “revolution.”
Why is he in hiding?
Alexander has gone into hiding after the January 6 inserreuction.
He’s accused of inciting the violence that erupted on the Capitol after he led a bunch of far-right activists “in ratcheting up the rhetoric forward of Congress’ certification of the electoral votes, threatening to ‘1776’ opponents of Trump’s re-election,” in keeping with The Daily Beast.
Professional-Trump protesters storm into the U.S. Capitol throughout clashes with policeCredit score: Reuters
“I didn’t incite something,” Alexander stated in a video posted Friday to Twitter. “I didn’t do something.”
He defiantly said that he won’t “take an iota of blame that doesn’t belong to me.”
Alexander took to Twitter to ask his supporters for donations, claiming that he wants $2,000 a day to fund his safety element whereas he’s in hiding.
He additionally bizarrely claimed that he was being focused by the supernatural: “Witches and wiccans are placing hexes and curses on us.”
On January 9, he posted on Parler that he had been banned from Venmo and PayPal.
Professional-Trump supporters got here collectively to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election outcomes by the U.S. CongressCredit score: Reuters