February 22 According to court documents, Jessica Watkins, the leader of the far-right militia organization “Oath Guardian” in the United States, was accused of participating in the U.S. congressional riots.
Watkins recently said that she only provided security services for Trump supporters’ gatherings that day and also met with U.S. Secret Service agents.
Watkins’ lawyer filed a plea on the 20th, according to the New York Post, saying that Watkins had obtained VIP tickets to the rally and met with Secret Service agents.
“Watkins did not appear there as a rebel, but was hired to keep the rally spokesperson safe and escort the MPs and others to the Capitol and escort the protesters out of the Capitol and safely to their vehicles after the protests,” the document read.
Watkins, from Ohio and a former war in Afghanistan, was accused of capturing the Capitol during the Capitol riots, and was also accused of forcibly entering the Capitol with the remaining eight militia members “in uniforms and wearing the same badges”.
Watkins has been in custody since mid-January, but she refused to plead guilty.