A member of the far-right Oath Keepers testified in her seditious conspiracy trial Wednesday that she joined the group following a “regular food plan” of InfoWars conspiracy theories and stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 as a result of she “simply obtained swept up.”

Jessica Watkins, an Ohio army veteran on trial in Washington, D.C., with 4 different members of the anti-government group, introduced herself to the jury as a gullible follower, uninvolved in plans to assault the Capitol.

“It was actually silly, I simply obtained swept up there,” Watkins mentioned, according to CNN.

Prosecutors mentioned Watkins, chief of the Oath Keepers’ subgroup Ohio State Common Militia, was concerned in a military-like stack formation that stormed the Capitol constructing on Jan. 6, 2021. Two of her fellow defendants, together with Oath Keepers chief Stewart Rhodes, even have testified of their protection.

Watkins defined how she got here to imagine the 2020 election was stolen from a each day dose of InfoWars content material from host Alex Jones. Jones, who promotes baseless lies to sell diet supplements and fake cures, has been ordered to pay over $1.4 billion to Sandy Hook families.

“That’s most likely how I discovered the Oath Keepers within the first place. I watched it 5, six hours a day,” mentioned Watkins, who mentioned she nonetheless questions the 2020 election.

She mentioned she usually wonders why she went into the constructing, saying she supposed to supply safety and medical care throughout deliberate protests, however grew to become “one other fool” as soon as she was contained in the constructing and “misplaced all primary objectivity.”

Watkins additionally apologized for her therapy of police defending the constructing, particularly Metropolitan Police Officer Christopher Owens, USA Today reported.

“He was on the opposite facet of that line, defending different officers from my dumbass, mainly,” Watkins mentioned.

The prosecution is predicted to cross-examine Watkins on Thursday.

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