Former spokesperson for the Oath Keepers, an extremist group, is “exceedingly lucky” that more extreme bloodshed did not occur.
Jason Van Tatenhove said that the potential for violence was “there from the start,” adding that he and others are worried about the next election. He said that although tragic, some deaths during the insurrection were inevitable. “All we have to look at is the iconic images of that day with the gallows set up for Mike Pence. For the Vice President of the United States,” Van Tatenhove said.
As former President Trump stews about 2024 election, he is uncertain about whom he might face, but he expects that if he leaves a major office for a second time, his followers will use deception and violence to further agitate the group.
“What else is he going to do if he gets elected again?” He added, saying that he is worried about the world his daughters and granddaughter will inherit if people are not held accountable.