An ex-Marine and suspected FBI plant who appears on video encouraging Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” protestors to “go into the Capitol” remains free on his ranch in Arizona, even though more than 700 J6 protestors have been arrested, according to the Daily Mail.
Ray Epps, described by Darren Beattie of Revolver as a “fed-protected provocateur,” appeared in video taken on Jan. 6 telling protestors “as soon as the president is done speaking, we go to the Capitol, where our problems are.”
Has Ray Epps and Scaffold Commander been arrested yet?
Did the FBI raid their homes?
Are they in solitary confinement 23 hours a day?
Has their cell phone data and bank records been subpoenaed?
They seriously did organize people to go in the Capitol.
It’s all on video.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene ?? (@mtgreenee) December 29, 2021
Although initially identified as “Suspect 16” on the FBI’s U.S. Capitol Violence Most Wanted list, Beattie reported that Epps’ picture disappeared on July 1, one day after a Revolver report linking Epps to another suspected informant, Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes.
“If Epps turns out to have been some kind of government operative, which at present is the only clean and simple explanation for his immunity, it is game over for the official ‘MAGA insurrection’ narrative of 1/6,” Beattie wrote. “If Ray Epps is a Fed, the ‘Insurrection’ becomes the ‘Fedsurrection’ in one fell swoop.”
Ray Epps is a simple man used to taking orders
But now, it is time to think for yourself Ray
Forget about your boat and your ranch and your grill
If you make the right move and tell the truth, you change everything
— Darren J. Beattie ? (@DarrenJBeattie) December 29, 2021
According to the Daily Mail, “Epps was president of the Oath Keepers’ Arizona chapter, the country’s largest, in 2011 . . . However it is not known if he is still affiliated with the organization, which targets veterans and ex-law enforcement for membership.”
The Mail located Epps on his ranch in Queen Creek, Arizona, where he runs a wedding and hospitality business.
“The bucolic scene was a far cry from the howling mobs who stormed the Capitol Building,” the Mail reported.
“When we arrived at the property in Queen Creek, 30 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix, to give him an opportunity to confront the extreme speculation, he bluntly refused to discuss it,” the Mail reporter wrote.
“Get off my property,” Epps told him.