The estranged wife of one of the ringleaders behind the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol tells Inside Edition she couldn’t be happier that he’s behind bars after having been found guilty of plotting to overthrow the United States government.
Tasha Adams, Stewart Rhodes’s wife of more than 20 years, is breathing a sigh of relief now that the one-eyed insurrectionist has been convicted of seditious conspiracy, saying that she’s lived in fear of the notorious leader of the Oath Keepers, which the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy group, says is one of the largest far-right antigovernment groups in the U.S. today.
“For me this is incredible, wonderful,”Inside Edition hears her story. “Complete relief; it’s pretty emotional, just to suddenly feel safe.”
She was married to Rhodes in 1994. He was 28 years old and Harvard-educated. She was 21. He also lost the other one in an accident while shooting.
“He dropped a .22(-caliber) handgun, an old Deringer,”She said. “He claimed he dropped it and it shot him in the eye.”
On Jan. 6, 2021 the government stated that Rhodes had been determined to keep Donald Trump at power. On that day, Oath Keepers in tactical gear climbed up the Capitol building’s steps in a military-style military outfit. “stack” formation. Even though Rhodes wasn’t with them, prosecutors say he was calling the shots.
Rhodes could spend up to 60 years behind bars.
Adams stated that she is worried about Rhodes being pardoned if Trump comes back to the White House.
Rhodes will be sentenced in the next 90 days. According to his attorney, Rhodes will appeal the verdict.