Roger Stone Says 'Patriots' And 'Traitors' Are Only Two Political Parties

Roger Stone, the political consultant and top Donald Trump ally, said the only two political parties in the country are "patriots and the traitors" and described January 6 as a "fraud" during a speech at a right-wing event in Tennessee.

Stone, who has been questioned by the House Select Committee investigating the events leading up to the Capitol attack, made the remarks at a church in Mount Juliet as part of the "Save America Freedom Tour" hosted by the Real America's Voice network.

While on stage, Stone argued that the U.S. no longer has two major political parties with different governing philosophies but who still "both loved America", before launching into his rhetoric against the January 6 attack and subsequent investigations.

"We have two parties in this country: The Patriots and the traitors," Stone said, prompting cheers and applause from the crowds. "This is not about Republican and Democrat anymore. It is about those who believe in our constitutional freedoms and are ready to fight for them.

"This is a struggle between dark and light, between good and evil, between the godly and the godless, and we dare not fail or we step off into a thousand years of darkness.

"January 6 is a fraud. The truth will not be told," Stone added in the speech broadcast on Monday, before alleging that those who have been charged in connection to the Capitol attack are being "tortured in violation of the Geneva Convention" while in custody.

Stone was subpoenaed by the January 6 panel in November 2021 but has not been charged or accused of any crime in connection with the attack.

Stone spoke at a rally in Washington D.C. on January 5, 2021, and was part of a group of Trump's inner circle, which also included conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who were meeting in and around Willard Intercontinental Hotel near the White House the day before the riot.

Stone used members of the far-right group Oath Keepers for security on January 5 and 6, including some who have since been charged by the Department of Justice with sedition over allegations they plotted to violently stop the certification of President Joe Biden's election victory.

Stone, who also has ties to the far-right Proud Boys, admitted he used the Oath Keepers as protection but said in an interview on Jones' InfoWars show in March 2021 that his relationship with the extremist militia group was "entirely professional."

Stone appeared for a deposition hearing with the committee in December 2021, but invoked his Fifth Amendment right when taking questions.

In February, Stone filed a lawsuit in an attempt to prevent AT&T from handing over his phone records to the January 6 panel, arguing the subpoena is overreaching and in breach of his First Amendment and constitutional rights.

Stone has been contacted for further comment.

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Roger Stone, former advisor to President Trump, speaks in front of the Supreme Court on January 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images