The Proud Boys’ Path to Jan. 6
This episode contains strong language.
After a nearly yearlong investigation, the congressional committee examining the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will begin holding televised hearings on Thursday.
One focus of the hearings will be the Proud Boys. The trajectory of that group, which grew out of a drinking club in New York City for men who felt put upon by liberal culture, has now led to charges of trying to overthrow the United States government.
Guest: Alan Feuer, a reporter covering courts and criminal justice for The New York Times.
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- A federal indictment has charged five members of the Proud Boys, including Enrique Tarrio, its former leader, with seditious conspiracy.
- How Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys founder, went from Brooklyn hipster to far-right provocateur.
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