Ryan Kelley, candidate for Michigan governor, Arrested by FBI

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) — Ryan Kelley, one of five Republican candidates for Michigan governor, was charged with a misdemeanor Thursday for his role in the 2021 postelection riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Kelley was taken into custody in Michigan, and is currently awaiting a hearing at Grand Rapids Court. Mara Schneider, an FBI spokesperson said that Kelley has been released.

There was no immediate comment from Kelley’s campaign.

Kelley’s participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection has been widely known. Federal investigators took photos of Kelley in his baseball cap, which was worn forward, to rally support for Donald Trump.

Kelley is one among five Republican primaries candidates for Aug. 2. The Democratic governor will be the winner. Gretchen Whitmer.

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