Experts see room for forgiveness of rioters like Stephen Ayers. For others, his role in the massive attack on the U.S. government should not be forgotten.
- Stephen Ayers pleaded guilty to one count related to Jan. 6. He will be sentenced in September.
- He was the only accused thug to testify before the committee on January 6.
- Ailes apologized to officers affected by the attack. “You can’t exonerate him,” said one.
WARREN, Ohio — Stephen Ailes has delved into online conspiracy theories as he joins the mob marching through the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Wearing a white and black hat, he recorded a scene he later told to followers online as evidence of a debunked theory that the event was orchestrated by the left.