Jason Van Tatenhove, a former spokesman for the far-right extremist Oathkeepers, testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill about the group’s role in the January incident. 6 attack on the US Capitol.
AT hearing who tried to link the Oathkeepers – along with followers of QAnon and the Proud Boys – to what happened on January 1, 2019. On September 6, 2021, Van Tatenhove, who served as director of media for the national organization Oathkeepers from 2014 to 2016 before breaking off relations, described how the anti-government group rose to prominence.
However, for some sharp-eyed viewers, what was especially noteworthy was what was on his black T-shirt: the cover of the Descendents’ fifth album, “Everything Sucks”.
Descendants originated in Manhattan Beach in 1977 and were instrumental in the emergence of the pop punk genre. In 1982 they released their first album, “Milo Goes to College”, in reference to vocalist Milo Aukerman, who had temporarily left the band to pursue a degree in biochemistry from UC San Diego.
Milo Goes to Jail Music by Dan Ozzy. scathingly on Twitter after seeing Van Tatenhove’s shirt.
After the T-shirt photo went viral on social media, The Heirs quickly distanced themselves from the Oath Keepers before anyone could misrepresent anything.
“We completely disown groups like Oath Keepers and in no way condone their hateful ideology,” the group tweeted.
Those with even sharper eyes also noticed Van Tatenhove’s Deftones badge featuring horse silhouette from the album of the alternative metal band “White Pony” on a red background. Deftones has yet to say anything about the branding on its denim jacket.