Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the leader of The United Constitutional Patriots militia group that kidnapped migrants at gunpoint and who claimed to work with CBP and have phone conversations with Kidnapper # 1, was arrested yesterday on weapons charges:
Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who runs The United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies and rounds up asylum seekers on the border, was arrested by FBI in New Mexico Saturday on charges of possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon….
…The group also peddles conspiracy theories and produces a radio show where members spread information about QAnon, and accuse migrants of associating with ISIS. Hopkins has also claimed that president Trump has personally asked him about ‘Muslim immigration.’
UCP and Hopkins claim to work with Border Patrol, which has publicly denied doing so. Border Patrol agents sometimes appear in the periphery of the groups videos, which show camo-clad UCP members interacting with migrants at the southern border.
“There’s no question about whether or not we work with Border Patrol,” said Jim, a UCP spokesperson who declined to give his last name. “That’s all documented, and not just once. It’s documented hundreds and hundreds of times over in the videos that I post.”
Deplorables will doubtless be calling for a pardon for the abductor, but drumpf may feel a bit cowed by the impeachment talk and choose not to act.
On the other hand, he needs to hang on to his base so it could go either way.
What do you think?
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