Vast majority of Jan. 6 suspects not part of right-wing groups, conspiracies: WaPo

The vast majority of the suspects charged in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol are not members of right-wing groups and conspiracies, according to an analysis of court records by The Washington Post.

Of the roughly 650 people federally charged in connection to the January riot, about 573 have no noted association with an extremist group, according to the Post.

The newspaper reported that at least 77 defendants appear to be connected to three far-right groups: the Three Percenters, Oath Keepers and Proud Boys.


The defendants make up a variety of individuals, including community leaders, small-business owners, teachers and yoga instructors, according to the Post. Authorities have reportedly not identified suspects with serious criminal records, but at least a dozen of the defendants were allegedly involved in domestic violence incidents.

The Post’s analysis was based on court filings and public records that were processed as of Nov. 3.

More than 120 people have pleaded guilty to roughly 130 charges connected to the riot as of the beginning of November, according to the Post.

Fewer than 10 of the individuals charged with assaulting, resisting and impeding police, however, are believed to be associated with or part of organized groups including the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys, according to the Post.

Authorities were still working through 2,799 ongoing charges as of Nov. 4, 833 of which are felonies and 1,916 of which are misdemeanors, the newspaper noted.

The insight into the Jan. 6 defendants comes as the House select committee probing the attack is ramping up its efforts, as the congressional investigators continue to look into how the riot escalated into a deadly assault on the Capitol building.


The panel has subpoenaed a number of allies of former President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE, who may have information regarding what the commander in chief was doing as the riot was unfolding.

Most recently on Tuesday the committee requested testimony and documents from former Trump White House adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerAre the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? On immigration, President Biden needs a re-set The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE, former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and former White House personnel director and Trump body man John McEnteeJohn (Johnny) David McEnteeSubpoenas show Jan. 6 panel's focus on Trump's plans Vast majority of Jan. 6 suspects not part of right-wing groups, conspiracies: WaPo Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Stephen Miller, Kayleigh McEnany MORE.

The panel held its first hearing in July, which featured at-times emotional testimony from four police officers who protected the Capitol amid the riots.

A number of Capitol rioters have been sentenced thus far, including Paul Allard Hodgkins, who pleaded guilty to one court of obstruction of an official proceeding. He was sentenced to eight months in prison in July, marking the first felony sentence imposed on a participant of the January attack.