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Cowboys for Trump chief arrested over US Capitol riot

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county official and founding father of the group Cowboys for Trump who had vowed to return to Washington after final week’s riot on the U.S. Capitol to put a flag on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk has been arrested Sunday by the FBI.Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin was arrested on costs of illegally coming into the U.S. Capitol.According to courtroom paperwork, Griffin advised investigators that he was “caught up” within the crowd, which pushed its manner via the barricades and entered the restricted space of the U.S. Capitol, however he stated he didn’t enter the constructing and as an alternative remained on the U.S. Capitol steps.A video posted to Griffin’s private Facebook web page exhibits Griffin within the restricted areas, in keeping with the affidavit.Griffin didn’t instantly reply to cellphone or textual content messages searching for remark.On Thursday, Griffin, stated he deliberate to travel with firearms to Washington, D.C., for Biden’s inauguration.“I’m gonna be there on Jan. 20 … and I’m gonna take a stand for our country and for our freedoms,” Griffin stated throughout a gathering of the Otero County Board of Commissioners.“I’m gonna leave either tonight or tomorrow. I’ve got a .357 Henry Big Boy rifle lever action that I’ve got in the trunk of my car and I’ve got a .357 single action revolver, the Colt Ruger Vaquero that I’ll have underneath the front seat on my right side and I will embrace my Second Amendment,” he stated.___Associated Press journalist Morgan Lee contributed to this report.

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