The founder of Cowboys for Trump has been convicted of a misdemeanor in regards to his participation on the Capitol riot, Law&Crime reports. He was found not guilty on a second charge.
Couy Griffin, who is also a New Mexico county commissioner, was charged with one count of entering a restricted area on the Capitol grounds and one count of disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, found him not guilty of the disorderly conduct charge, saying that the government didn’t prove its case.
“You can call it a barricade, I call it a step.” pic.twitter.com/Z6gkRmFvbN
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) March 21, 2022
Griffin was recorded on Jan. 6, 2021 speaking into a megaphone over the crowd outside the Capitol. He also led the mob in prayer.
“You want to say that that was a mob? You want to say that was violence? No sir. No Ma’am,” Griffin said according to the criminal complaint against him. “No we could have a 2nd Amendment rally on those same steps that we had that rally yesterday. You know, and if we do, then it’s gonna be a sad day, because there’s gonna be blood running out of that building. But at the end of the day, you mark my word, we will plant our flag on the desk of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and Donald J. Trump if it boils down to it.”
Read more at Law&Crime.