Judge Removes “Cowboys for Trump” Founder From Office for Role in Jan. 6 Attack

Tuesday’s district court ruling ruled that the attack on Capitol on January 6th was an insurrection. The judge also ruled that New Mexico’s first attempt to remove an attacker from office in New Mexico was successful.

Judge Francis Mathew, District Court has orderedCouy Griffin, Cowboys for Trump founder will be removed from his position as a New Mexico County Commissioner. He has held that post since 2019, for his participation with the insurrection.

Couy will also be prohibited from holding any public office in the future. This is the first timeA court has barredAccording to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Griffin was a public official who had been removed from office under the Disqualification Clause.

Griffin was removed as a result of violating public officials’ oath, which bars those who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or aided insurrectionists from holding office. He was ordered to take his belongings out of his office.

In the decision, Mathew wrote that Griffin’s arguments “to sanitize his actions” are meritless and without evidence, calling them “nothing more than attempting to put lipstick on a pig.”

“The irony of Mr. Griffin’s argument that this Court should refrain from applying the law and consider the will of the people in District Two of Otero County who retained him as a county commissioner against a recall effort as he attempts to defend his participation in an insurrection by a mob whose goal, by his own admission, was to set aside the results of a free, fair and lawful election by a majority of the people of the entire country (the will of the people) has not escaped this Court,” Mathew continued.

An eyewitness had testifiedCREW reports that Griffin was not only involved in the attack but also served as a leader among Trump militants. Mathew said that Griffin and Cowboys for Trump had “spent months normalizing that violence may be necessary to keep President Trump in office” and called on their followers to join them in attending the attack.

Griffin was also a speaker on a bus tour to D.C. in the days preceding the attack, the goal of which was to “inflame” crowds into joining the “war” and “battle” that they were waging against the election results. He took several guns on the trip despite the fact gun ownership and carry are strictly regulated in D.C.

“This decision makes clear that any current or former public officials who took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and then participated in the January 6th insurrection can and will be removed and barred from government service for their actions,” CREW President Noah Bookbinder said in a statement.

Griffin was convicted earlier in the year for his participation and leadership in the attempted coup. served 14 daysFor those who have served their time, credit will be given to the jail. crossing over three wallsand entering a restricted area of Capitol grounds. Video evidence shows himAssisting in a prayer at the place where President Joe Biden was being inaugurated.