The United American Defense Force (UADF), a controversial Colorado group may be an illegal militia, prohibited by provisions in both Colorado statute and the U.S. Constitution, according to a national legal expert.
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“Nice [email protected]&k shot, Kyle,” CO Militia Leader Once Said of Rittenhouse, the Teen Accused of Murdering a Protester in Wisconsin
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in August, 2020, after Wisconsin teen Kyle Rittenhouse, was first accused of murdering a protester in Kenosha. We’re republishing it now as Rittenhouse’s trial moves forward and as the Colorado militia group, the United American Defense Force (UADF), continues to appear at public gatherings in Colorado, including recent school board meetings in Cherry Creek, Colorado Springs, and Douglas County. John “TIG” Tiegen, who made the “Nice [email protected]&k shot, Kyle” comment, is a former Trump spokesman and the leader of UADF, which is the armed division of the far-right group FEC United, founded by election conspiracist Joe Oltmann and previously headed by Colorado Republican Party leader Kristi Burton Brown.
On Tuesday afternoon, a leading far-right advocacy group with a militia arm in Colorado issued an “urgent” call to action to its members to flood a school board meeting in Douglas County to oppose mask mandates.
The academic concept of Critical Race Theory (CRT), the Republican Party’s latest boogeyman, is drawing angry conservatives, apparently including members of far-right militias, to school board meetings across Colorado.