Proud Boys leader Ethan Nordean ranted about Donald Trump after insurrectionists weren't pardoned.
He expressed fury on Trump's last day in office in messages obtained by prosecutors.
"I've followed this guy for 4 years and given him everything and lost it all," Nordean wrote.
A leader of the far-right Proud Boys group went on a rage-inflected rant on January 20, as former president Donald Trump left office without pardoning people who participated in the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
"F--- TRUMP! F--- him more than Biden," Ethan Nordean wrote in a message obtained by federal prosecutors. "I've followed this guy for 4 years and given him everything and lost it all."
Nordean's comments were among messages obtained by prosecutors and included in a Thursday night court filing reviewed by Insider. It drew widespread attention after Politico reporter Kyle Cheney posted it on Twitter.
Prosecutors have accused Nordean of numerous crimes, including trespassing and destroying government property, related to him storming the Capitol building on January 6 as a member of the pro-Trump mob that sought to stop Congress from certifying electoral college results in favor of now-President Joe Biden.
Nordean made the comments after a court unsealed charges against Joseph Biggs, another Proud Boys leader and a co-defendant in the case. Nordean said he was disappointed in Trump's leadership.
"Yes he woke us up, but he led us to believe some great justice was upon us... and it never happened," Nordean wrote, according to the court documents. "Now I've got some of my good friends and myself facing jail time cuz we followed this guys lead and never questioned it."
Before Trump left office, he pardoned or commuted sentences for war criminals and controversial political allies and aides who were either charged with or convicted of crimes. But he did not pardon any insurrectionists who sought to overturn the results of the 2020 election by force.
Nordean wasn't happy about that.
"We are now and always have been on our own. So glad he was able to pardon a bunch of degenerates as his last move and s--- on us on the way out," Nordean wrote. "F--- you trump you left us on [t]he battle field bloody and alone."
Nordean and Biggs were previously permitted to leave jail ahead of their trials. But in late April, a judge ruled that they should return to confinement, citing new evidence brought by prosecutors.
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