Rioters who warned of possible ‘civil war’ on January 6 are expected to testify to House committee on Tuesday

An Ohio man who accused Joe Biden, other Democrats and mainstream media of “treason” is set to testify in front of a House committee investigation Tuesday at a public hearing. US Capitol attack Last year, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The hearing is expected to focus on the rise of radical extremism in the United States, and the source said one of the key witnesses will be Stephen Ayers of Warren, Ohio, who most recently illegally entered the Capitol on January 6, 2021. accepted to enter. ,

A former spokesman for the Oath Keepers militia group, Jason Van TetenhoveTestimony will also be given on Tuesday, the source said.

In court documents filed last month, Ayres acknowledged that the day before the riots, he went to Washington, D.C. to protest Congress’s certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

On Facebook, Ayres called for supporters of then-President Donald Trump to descend on Washington on January 6, which Trump called “wild” in a tweet posted on December 19, 2020.

Committee aides said that during Tuesday’s hearing, the committee hopes to ascertain the impact of the tweets on Trump supporters. The hearing is also expected to include clips of former White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s statement to congressional investigators last week, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

Two days before leaving for the nation’s capital, Ayres posted a message on Facebook saying, “Mainstream media, social media, the Democrat Party, the FISA Court, Chief Justice John Roberts, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, etc… .. all have committed. treason against a current US President!!! Everyone now has to say ‘We the people!’ notice has been given by

Photo: Stephen Ayers, who pleaded guilty to a federal charge of illegally entering the Capitol on January 6, 2021, is seen in an updated photo.

Stephen Ayres, who pleaded guilty to a federal charge of illegally entering the Capitol on January 6, 2021, is seen in an updated photo.

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Earlier in the week, Ayres said in a social media post that “it’s time for us to stand up for tyranny!” And he warned that “if [deep state] Robs President Trump!!! The Civil War will begin!” according to the FBI.

Ayres joined the crowd outside the Capitol on January 6, 2021, then entered the building that afternoon, court documents said.

Last month, he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of disorderly conduct inside a restricted building. His sentence is set for September.

A lawyer representing Ares declined to comment when contacted by ABC News.

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