Edward T. Spain Jr. is an ardent supporter of Trump who posted on the far right-wing social media network “Parler” that Civil war is imminent. In His words “ARM YOURSELVES WITH WEAPONS AND FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!,” he posted.

He continued ranting about his disdain for the current political scenario; “Not following the Constitution??? We Americans are no longer living in a free democracy, we are banana republic,” he posted. “It’s GO TIME! LOCK AND LOAD!! DO NOT LET GO OF YOUR GUNS!!”

A federal judge has him on probation for three years for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich called the social media posts troubling.

“I hope you appreciate now the kind of impact remarks like that by hundreds of thousands of people across the country can have on others,” the judge said.

She said such remarks can “light up the mob.” then she continued stating “Even though you yourself did not use violence that day, others did. And these kinds of social media postings on the web contribute in a way and validate the feelings that that’s OK. And it’s especially hard to understand why you would express such views given your honorable service in the military.”

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