A New Mexico county commissioner who is a supporter of former President Donald Trump has been disqualified from holding public office due to his role in the storming the capitol American in January 2021.
Couy Griffinco-founder of the group Cowboys for Trumpis permanently barred from holding public office, whether local or federal, Judge Francis Mathew ruled Tuesday.
Griffin was previously convicted in federal court of misdemeanor charges for breaking into the statehouse in Washington on January 6, 2021.. He was sentenced to 14 days in jail, with credit for time already served.
The ruling implies the immediate removal of Griffin as commissioner of Otero County, in southern New Mexico.
“Mr. Griffin attended the insurrection, although he did not personally engage in any violence,” Mathew wrote. “By joining the mob and invading the restricted grounds of the Capitol, Mr. Griffin contributed to delaying the procedures to certify the election result.”
Source: diario libre