Cowboys for Trump chief who promised to place the flag on Pelosi's desk, Couy Griffin, Arrested
Couy Griffin, the county commissioner of New Mexico and the chief of the party Cowboys for Trump has been arrested. He promised that he will return to Washington, D.C. With guns following the U.S. riot on January 6th That Capitol.
On Sunday, Griffin was arrested and charged with one count of intentionally entering or staying without lawful entry in any restricted building or grounds, the U.S. Sunday, the District of Columbia Attorney's Office reported.
An affidavit suggested that on January 9, the FBI received a tip that Griffin, an Otero County commissioner, was at the Capitol on January 6 and promised to return on January 20 to put a flag on the desk of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Cowboys for Trump"Cowboys for Trump"climbed up on the top of the Capitol building and... had a front row seat."climbed up on top of the Capitol building and... had a front row seat.
"You want to say that that was a mob? You want to say that was violence?" added Griffin in the video, which has since been deleted.
"No sir. No Ma'am. 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."
The attack on the Capitol on January 6, which took place shortly after President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to reverse the election outcome at a rally to "fight like hell" left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer. A week later, just days before he was to leave office, Trump became the first president in history to be impeached twice, charged with "incitement of insurrection"
On January 11, Griffin told FBI investigators that he was going to Washington, D.C. To take part in a protest which, according to the affidavit, he intended to be peaceful.
In the crowd that forced its way through the barricades and entered the restricted area of the Capitol, he said he was "caught up" but maintained he did not enter the building and stayed on the steps of the Capitol.
The affidavit said that a video posted to Griffin's personal Facebook page as well as videos released by various media outlets shows Griffin in the Capitol's restricted areas.
The document noted that Griffin was live-streamed from the steps of the Capitol in footage aired by Inside Version.
He said in an interview with the outlet: "We are not going to allow it. There will never be a Biden presidency."