Guy Refitt’s daughter calls for ‘life in prison’ over 1/6 for Donald Trump

The daughter of a man serving the longest custodial sentence ever in connection with the Capitol riots has said Donald Trump “deserves life in prison” for his role on January 6.

Guy Refitt, 49, of Wylie, Texas, was the first of hundreds of defendants to stand trial in relation to Jan.

He was found guilty of all five charges—two counts of civil disorder, and one of obstructing official proceedings, entering and remaining with a firearm in a restricted building or grounds, and obstruction of justice—in march, and sentenced. was heard. More than seven years in prison on Monday.

His daughters, Sarah and Peyton Refitt, spoke to reporters outside the courtroom in Washington, D.C., shortly after Refitt was sentenced — a member of the Three Centers militia group.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak to supporters from The Ellipse near the White House on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Sarah Refitt said, “To mark my father as this terrible man, and then prosecute him like this, when someone is able to get re-elected? I don’t feel right.”

“Trump deserves life in prison if my father is in prison for so long,” Peyton Refitt said.

Peyton Refitt previously wrote a letter to the judge saying that the former president had influenced his father’s actions on January 6, and that “middle-aged white men” like Guy Refitt “get on their knees” when Trump spoke. But fell”.

“President Trump along with my father and families tricked many other ordinary citizens into believing that this last election was fraud,” the 18-year-old wrote via CNBC.

Speaking in court during the trial, Peyton Refit denied that his father was leading the January 6 riot. “My father’s name was not on all the flags that were there that day that everyone was carrying,” she said. “It was another man’s name.”

Trump has been contacted for comment.

A large number of Capitol riot suspects have blamed Trump for instigating the riots, or told officials that they were at the Capitol that day because they were acting on behalf of the former president, or that they specifically asked him to march to the building. was asked for.

While he did not enter the Capitol on January 6, Guy Refit himself encouraged others to storm the building and push past officers holding the police line.

He also sent recruiting messages to other members of the Three Centers to encourage them to come to the nation’s capital that day, which read: “We’ll match in DC on the 6th.”

Guy Refitt, who was armed with a handcuff on January 6, wanted to specifically target House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that day. Prosecutors said they planned to “physically drag Speaker Pelosi out of the Capitol building by her ankles” during the disorder.

Guy Refit was carrying a megaphone and a camera mounted on his helmet during the riots. He made several statements that were recorded on camera, one of which said in the ellipses: “We are taking the Capitol before the end of the day.”

While standing outside the Capitol on the stairs leading to the Senate wing, Guy Refitt said: “I said I wasn’t going to go there. I didn’t make it there. But I started a fire.”

Guy Refit was arrested after being replaced by his own son. Guy Refitt’s wife told authorities that on January 11, 2021, she threatened him, their son and one of their daughters with words to the effect: “If you bring me in, you’re a traitor and you know that What happens to the traitors. … The traitors are shot.”

After his prison term, Guy Refit will be placed on three-year supervised release. He must also pay $2,000 in restitution.

“Guy Refit came to the Capitol on January 6 with a determination to be armed and to incite violence,” said Matthew M. Graves, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

“In his own words, his goal was to take the Capitol ‘before the day is over.’ He and others contributed to several attacks on law enforcement officers that day, and put countless people—including legislators—in danger. Jury The verdict and today’s sentence hold him responsible for his violent, unconscious conduct.”

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