August 8, 2022

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“Cowboys for Trump” founder, who vowed to return with guns to Capitol for inauguration, arrested by FBI

Santa Fe, New Mexico — A New Mexico county formal and founder of the team Cowboys for Trump, who vowed to return to Washington just after last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol to “plant our flag” on Property Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk, was arrested Sunday by the FBI.

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

In accordance to court documents, Griffin explained to investigators he was “caught up” in the crowd, which pushed its way by the barricades and entered the limited location of the U.S. Capitol, but stated he did not enter the making and alternatively remained on the U.S. Capitol methods.

A online video posted to Griffin’s individual Fb site exhibits Griffin in the restricted locations, in accordance to the affidavit.

Griffin did not straight away reply to cellphone or text messages from The Related Push in search of comment.

On Thursday, Griffin, said he planned to vacation with firearms to Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“I am gonna be there on Jan. 20 … and I am gonna just take a stand for our state and for our freedoms,” Griffin explained in the course of a conference of the Otero County Board of Commissioners.

“I am gonna leave possibly tonight or tomorrow. I have got a .357 Henry Significant Boy rifle lever action that I’ve got in the trunk of my auto and I’ve obtained a .357 single motion revolver, the Colt Ruger Vaquero that I am going to have beneath the front seat on my ideal side and I will embrace my 2nd Amendment.

“I will preserve my ideal to bear arms. My auto is an extension of my house in regard to the Structure regulation, and I have a appropriate to have those firearms in my auto,” he stated.

The ViacomCBS plan “Inside Version” showed Griffin on the Capitol techniques all through the protest. “We are not going anywhere,” he stated. “We’re not heading to choose for no for an answer. We’re not likely to get our election stolen from us from China.”

When questioned about remarks he designed on Facebook that you will find likely to be “blood functioning out” of the Capitol if there are more demonstrations, and no matter if he was afraid that additional individuals could die, Griffin responded, “I am additional fearful of dropping my independence than I am something.”

At one more issue, Griffin also suggests, “We are not heading to enable it. There will never ever be a Biden presidency.”