A New Mexico judge on Tuesday ordered the Cowboys for Trump co-founder removed from public office for his attendance at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.
State District Court Judge Francis Mathew removed Otero County Commissioner Cuoy Griffin from office “effective immediately” and barred him from seeking further public office, citing the clause of the 14th Amendment prohibiting those who have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution from holding federal or state elections. whether they have engaged “in an insurrection or rebellion”.
“By reason of his disqualification under Section Three of the Fourteenth Amendment, the defendant is constitutionally ineligible and barred for life from serving as a ‘Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of the President and Vice President,’ or ” hold[ing] any office, civilian or military, under the United States, or under any state,” including his current office as Otero County Commissioner,” Mathew wrote.
Starting with President Trump’s ‘Save America Rally’ speech, going through the rioters who violated the US Capitol, and ending with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris being confirmed as the next President and Vice President of the United States, here’s a rundown of what happened at the US Capitol on January 6. , 2021.
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