‘Cowboys for Trump’ Founder is Having The Worst Legal Week


Jeenah Moon

Before his trial, Capitol rioter Couy Griffin talked of plans to ride a horse from the federal courthouse. He left the building under slightly less grandiose conditions on Tuesday: convicted on one count, and driving a horse trailer that has become embroiled in a separate criminal case in his home state of New Mexico.

Griffin is the founder of the group “Cowboys For Trump,” and a county commissioner in Otero County, New Mexico. He’s also the second person to stand trial in a Capitol riot case. Griffin’s Tuesday conviction, handed down by Judge Trevor McFadden found him guilty of entering a restricted area on Jan. 6, and not guilty of disorderly conduct.

The ruling comes at a moment of legal peril for Griffin. Last week, he was charged in a misdemeanor campaign finance case for allegedly failing to register “Cowboys for Trump” as a political committee. That same week, the House Oversight Committee announced an official investigation into a dubious election “audit” that Griffin has spearheaded as an Otero County commissioner.

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