The FBI mentioned that Capitol Police detained Otero County District 2 Commissioner Couy Griffin.
WASHINGTON — A county commissioner from Otero County, New Mexico, has been arrested in D.C., in keeping with the FBI.
The FBI mentioned Capitol Police detained Otero County District 2 Commissioner Couy Griffin “who was the topic of an arrest warrant for his position within the January 6 Capitol riots.”
In response to an FBI affidavit, the company obtained a tip that Griffin was current on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and had posted movies to his Fb web page indicating that he meant to return to Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2021, and put the American flag on Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk.
Griffin mentioned in a commissioner’s assembly final Thursday that he was leaving “tonight or tomorrow” for D.C. with not less than two weapons within the automobile with him. He additionally spoke on the commissioner’s assembly about his look on the Capitol riot, in keeping with the FBI affidavit.
“My automobile is an extension of my house regarding the constitutional legislation, and I’ve bought a proper to maintain these firearms in my automobile,” he mentioned. “I’ve bought a .357 Henry, huge boy rifle lever motion I’ve bought within the truck of the automobile and I’ve bought a .357 single motion revolver Colt Reuger that I’ll have on the entrance seat on the suitable aspect. And I’ll embrace my Second Modification and maintain my proper to bear arms. My automobile is an extension of my house regarding the constitutional legislation and I’ve bought a proper to maintain these firearms in my automobile. I’m going to be in D.C. by God’s grace, God keen.”
Griffin can be the founding father of Cowboys for Trump and in keeping with the group’s web site, Griffin has spoken with President Donald Trump on a number of events.
Whereas the assertion by the FBI Washington Subject Workplace mentioned his arrest warrant was for his position within the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, his title doesn’t but seem on the listing of defendants charged in federal court docket within the District of Columbia associated to crimes dedicated on the U.S. Capitol
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