Founder of the Cowboys for Trump, Couy Griffin, was selected to 14 days in jail over his role on Jan 6th.
Couy Griffin, the founder of the organization Cowboys for Trump, was on Friday sentenced for entering restricted U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021, with his punishment including 14 days in jail that he has already served in pre-trial detention and so will not face any more time behind bars.
Griffin, who is also on a governing commission in New Mexico, has additionally been ordered to serve 60 days of community service, a year of supervised release, and will have to pay a $3,000 fine.
He was convicted in March on a misdemeanor count of entering and remaining on restricted grounds on Jan. 6, with the judge in the bench trial acquitting Griffin on a charge of disorderly conduct.
He has maintained his innocence saying he didn’t know he was in a restricted area. He also said his actions on Jan 6th were a “result of my faith.”
At his sentencing hearing in Washington on Friday, Griffin told U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden that his Christian faith prompted him to enter the Capitol grounds that day, and he swore he “could be struck dead right now” when he said he truly did not know he was on restricted grounds.
“My actions on Jan. 6 were the result of my faith,” he said. “I received that message to go pray with people.”
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