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The Daily BeastFeb 26, 2021
‘Humiliated' Rioter Jessica Watkins Vows to Ditch the Oath Keepers: ‘Time to Let All of That Go'
Montgomery County JailJessica Watkins, an Oath Keeper accused of preparing and training for at least two months to "fight hand to hand" to take over the Capitol, spoke out publicly for the first time in court Friday, claiming she plans to leave the far-right paramilitary group behind.

"My fellow Oath Keepers have kind of turned my stomach against it," Watkins said during an afternoon detention hearing. "We're done with that lifestyle ... I did it out of love for my country but it's time to let all of that go."

Watkins, a 38-year-old Army vet, is among several Oath Keepers who have been charged with conspiring and recruiting others to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6 as Congress met to certify President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory. She pleaded not guilty during Friday's hearing.

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