Ok So who is Guy Reffitt? Well, he was one of the insurrectionists on January 6. He is from Wylie Texas. He was part of the “Stop the Steal” movement. He became a recruiter for the right wing militia group the Three Percenters.
In December of 2020, he texted his son, the following “We are about to rise up the way the Constitution was written”. His son, concerned about this, notified the FBI. The FBI did not respond to his son, until January 6.
Reffitt, transported guns to Washington, took a gun into the Capitol, wearing tactical armour, made threats to Nancy Pelosi and interfered with the Capitol Police.
Following the riot, Reffitt texted “We took the United States Capitol. We are the Republic of the People”. Back home, he boasted to people that he had helped “start the fire”. What he did not know was that his son was recording his boastful conversations.
He got charged with 5 felonies, including obstruction of the congressional certification of the 2020 election, and threatening his son and daughter. He threatened to shoot his son and put a bullet through his daughter.
Reffitt just got sentenced to seven years and three months, the harshest sentence yet received by an insurrectionist. His daughter said that Trump used Reffitt like a puppet. She added that if her dad deserved this long a sentence then Trump should be put in prison for life. Hard to argue that.
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