Couy Griffin Wiki
Couy Griffin Biography
Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner and founder of a group called Cowboys for Trump, was arrested in Washington on charges related to the attack on the United States Capitol earlier this month, according to Justice Department documents.
Griffin was among thousands who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, according to impeachment documents.
He stood on the steps of the building but did not enter. After the riot, Griffin said he planned to return before Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
“If we do, then it will be a sad day, because blood will come out of that building,” he said in a video posted on Facebook, according to an FBI document.
In New Mexico, Griffin told the Otero County Council last week that he planned to drive to Washington with a rifle and a revolver.
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Detained – Charge
He faces trespassing charges. Federal authorities have filed criminal charges against more than 100 people so far in connection with the January 6 riot, in which Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, looted offices and attacked police.
Investigators are reviewing more than 140,000 videos and photos of the siege, in which five people were killed, including a police officer.
US officials arrested 10 more people on Saturday and Sunday. Among them was Chad Barrett Jones of Kentucky, who authorities said was captured on video using a wooden flagpole to try to break glass panels on the doors of the House of Representatives.
He faces various charges, including assaulting a federal officer.
Two cousins, Daniel Adams of Texas and Cody Connell of Louisiana, also face charges of assaulting a federal officer for allegedly breaking through Capitol police and entering the building.
Connell posted videos of his activity on social media and told others that he planned to return to Washington with firearms and bulletproof vests, according to FBI documents.
Law enforcement officials have been preparing for further violence. More than a dozen states activated National Guard troops following an FBI warning of armed demonstrations by right-wing extremists.
But by late Sunday afternoon, only a few protesters had taken to the streets.
Earlier Sunday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a statement demanding that Griffin resign from the Otero County Commission. Balderas has sent Griffin a letter in which he says that if he does not resign, he will seek legal action to remove Griffin from office.