Judge Removes County Commissioner From Office Over Jan. 6
SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico state district court judge has disqualified county commissioner and Cowboys for Trump cofounder Couy Griffin from holding public office for engaging in insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
A ruling by Judge Francis Mathew of the State District Court Tuesday permanently bans Griffin’s pursuit or holding any local or federal office.
Griffin was previously found guilty in federal court for violating the Constitution by entering Capitol grounds Jan. 6. Griffin was sentenced for 14 days, and credit is given for the time served.
Griffin was immediately removed from the Otero County, southern New Mexico commissioner position by this new ruling.
“Mr. Griffin aided the insurrection even though he did not personally engage in violence,” Mathew wrote. “By joining the mob and trespassing on restricted Capitol grounds, Mr. Griffin contributed to delaying Congress’s election-certification proceedings.”
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