Cowboys for Trump chief arrested over US Capitol riot | Country

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county official and founder of the team Cowboys for Trump who had vowed to return to Washington right after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol to position a flag on Dwelling Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk has been arrested Sunday by the FBI.

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin was arrested on rates of illegally coming into the U.S. Capitol.

According to courtroom documents, Griffin informed investigators that he was “caught up” in the group, which pushed its way by means of the barricades and entered the limited region of the U.S. Capitol, but he mentioned he did not enter the developing and instead remained on the U.S. Capitol measures.

A video posted to Griffin’s own Fb webpage exhibits Griffin in the restricted places, according to the affidavit.

Griffin did not straight away react to phone or text messages trying to find comment.

On Thursday, Griffin, said he prepared to travel with firearms to Washington, D.C., for Biden’s inauguration.

“I’m gonna be there on Jan. 20 … and I’m gonna acquire a stand for our region and for our freedoms,” Griffin stated for the duration of a assembly of the Otero County Board of Commissioners.

“I’m gonna depart possibly tonight or tomorrow. I have received a .357 Henry Significant Boy rifle lever motion that I’ve received in the trunk of my automobile and I have bought a .357 one action revolver, the Colt Ruger Vaquero that I’ll have underneath the entrance seat on my appropriate aspect and I will embrace my Next Amendment,” he stated.