Fringe political players in Republican politics are planning a Tallahassee rally Saturday to call on Gov. Ron DeSantis to free the Floridians who have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Promotion of the rally falls on the heels of the U.S. Capitol Police announcement Tuesday it will open a field office in Florida to investigate threats against members of Congress.
More than 60 Floridians have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 rally, the most of any state, according to USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida reports.
A George Washington University study found of the more than 500 people arrested so far, more Floridians were members of far-right groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys than elsewhere.
Members of the two groups, in videos taken that day, appear to be dressed alike, equipped with riot gear, and moved in a coordinated fashion when the Capitol was stormed.
The organizer of Saturday’s rally, Luis Miguel, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, calls on Gov. Ron DeSantis to end the “political persecution of pro-Trump conservatives.”
Miguel is challenging Sen. Marco Rubio, and according to federal campaign reports has raised $600 for a race against the two term incumbent.
Miguel has criticized Rubio for taking a COVID vaccine and voting to…