This evening in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs mayoral candidate and militia leader John “Tig” Tiegen will speak at an event keynoted by Matthew Trewhella, a far-right pastor who has defended murdering abortion providers as “justifiable homicide.”
John "Tig" Tiegen
Colo Militia Leader Says Businesses Impacted by Marshall Fire Are Paying His Members to Provide Security
The leader of a Colorado-based militia says some businesses impacted by the Marshall Fire are paying his members to provide security at their locations. John Tiegen leads the United American Defense Force (UADF), the militia division of far-right conspiracist group FEC United.
All four candidates for Douglas County sheriff are Republicans facing off in a primary next June, and while their experience in law enforcement and ties to the community are similar, the difference — to the advantage or detriment — could come from FEC United, a conservative advocacy group with its militia arm, United American Defense Force (UADF), and founder and leader of the group, Joe Oltmann.