FBI Arrests GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley

FBI Arrests GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley FBI Arrests GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley

Thursday, 09 June 2022 11:21 AM

Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for Michigan governor, was charged with a misdemeanor Thursday for his role in the 2021 postelection attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Kelley was arrested in western Michigan and awaits a court hearing in Grand Rapids, FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider said.

There was no immediate comment from Kelley's campaign.

Kelley's participation in the events of Jan. 6, 2021, has been widely known. In a court document, federal investigators filed photos of him in a baseball cap worn backward, trying to rally a crowd of protesters.

Kelley is one of five candidates on the Aug. 2 Republican primary ballot. The winner will face Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

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