January 6 Protester Gets Longest Sentence Yet

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A Texas man who was a protester at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 got the longest prison sentence yet of any other convicted for trespassing — seven years.

The Hill reports:

Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the Texas Three Percenters militia group that he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the Capitol building by her ankles, “with her head hitting every step on the way down,” according to a court filing.

Reffitt’s prison sentence — seven years and three months — is two years more than the previous longest prison sentence for a Capitol riot defendant. But it’s less than half the length of the 15-year prison term requested by a federal prosecutor, who called Reffitt a domestic terrorist and said he wanted to physically remove and replace members of Congress.

Reffitt was the first person to go on trial for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack, in which supporters of then-President Donald Trump halted the joint session of Congress for certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, who presided over Reffitt’s jury trial, also sentenced him to three years of supervised release after his prison term and ordered him to pay $2,000 in restitution.

“It was a big blur,” Reffitt said. “It was just very chaotic and confusing.”



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Beverly Robinson
Beverly Robinson
13 days ago

Peaceful protesting does not include damage to person or property. Anyone inciting harm on another person or destroying property deserves punishment. In this case community service for the ones who followed inside the buildings but didn’t do any harm.

Mikey
Mikey
12 days ago

Exceptions, of course, for BLM and Antifa.

Willie B Jones
11 days ago
Reply to  Mikey

You got that right!

Mike House
Mike House
7 days ago
Reply to  Mikey

And Maxine Waters

Wyatt
5 days ago
Reply to  Mike House

Mad Maxine should get life just for being ugly . That and stealing James Browns hair .

Nita
6 days ago
Reply to  Mikey

Yes, but that was just burning and looting. Only a few police
were hurt or killed!!But mostly peaceful!!!!

Connie Callahan
Connie Callahan
12 days ago

No it doesn’t. What about all the BLM riots & destruction & burning businesses & physical damages. Nothing was done about that. The Vice President even raised bail money for them. Absolutely discussing.

Amanda Callahan
Amanda Callahan
7 days ago

Disgusting.

Sharon dunn
Sharon dunn
11 days ago

Capitol Police ushered crowds into the building. We all watched as they opened the doors and waved people in. They weren’t guilty of anything but following the police into the building. Ridiculous. Why community service for that?

MustGoFishin
MustGoFishin
7 days ago
Reply to  Sharon dunn

Didn’t you hear, they changed the narrative, they say the police were calling for backup because they were being overwhelmed!

Wyatt
5 days ago
Reply to  Sharon dunn

Entrapment ,

dicasso
dicasso
7 days ago

The protesting was lead by and done by the FBI and CIA…why aren’t hey being pointed out..?..Oh yeah…and the BLM and Antifa..why aren’t they given 15 years?…….crickets

Doug Hanlon
Doug Hanlon
7 days ago

You are right. But at the same time, we have to note that BLM/AntiFa rioters got off very lightly. A few of the most egregious criminals were prosecuted — like the fellow who torched a police car and bragged about it — but the response was not like it was to the 6 January people.

And note that a peaceful sit-in in the state capitol of Wisconsin was not prosecuted at all, with community service or anything.

6 January was a huge gift to the Left. It was so good for them, that many people would like to think the Left planned it to start with. While there may have been some provocateurs in the crowd, this was mainly a self-inflicted wound. And a bad one.

Please, please, please … let’s not have any more such bonehead stunts again.

We need a national network of demonstration stewards, who can be marshalls at our demonstrations and rallies. Trained, equipped, and rehearsed to be on the edge of our crowds, and to deal with idiots and provocateurs who try to lead us into another trap, and also with AntiFa attackers on the outside. The French, who know a lot about mass demonstrations, have groups called ‘service d’ordre’. We need something similar.

Thomas Walls
13 days ago

What do you e pect from a democratic government

gary thibodeaux
7 days ago
Reply to  Thomas Walls

And Americans who allow corrupt democrats, Rinos and their tools the medias to get away with voter frauds

Peter Greco
Peter Greco
13 days ago

Total BS. Welcome to the banana republic.

Sammy
Sammy
10 days ago
Reply to  Peter Greco

Dissenters will be arrested and imprisoned – political prisoners just like China, Russia, and all Communist totalitarian countries.

James Nice
James Nice
13 days ago

So much for freedom of speech. I’m sure that of the many people that would envision some of Reffitt’s thoughts about the speaker of the house, I’m sure that most would have kept it to themselves as simply a thought with no intention to follow through on it. However, it’s gotta be hard to take being basically convicted for one’s words.

Marina
Marina
12 days ago
Reply to  James Nice

Exactly! First Amendment is DEAD under this administration.

grin n bear it
grin n bear it
6 days ago
Reply to  James Nice

Not if your name is maxine WATERS

Michael William Zweifel`
Michael William Zweifel`
6 days ago
Reply to  James Nice

I guess you never set around the campfire talking smack. I’m sure most of us would go to jail for our outspoken words. If this is the new norm so long free thought and speech.

Americafirst
Americafirst
13 days ago

. . . . . and WE ARE GOING to make all the investigators, lawyers, judges. etc, pay for it big time very soon. Justice, the REAL justice WILL be served!

Allie Matthews
13 days ago

Not fair at all. Nancy Pelosi arranged it all with the FBI

Cinti CB
Cinti CB
12 days ago
Reply to  Allie Matthews

She also refused Trumps’ offer of sending the National Guard. It was ALL planned.

Dawn Ramsey
Dawn Ramsey
7 days ago
Reply to  Cinti CB

I totally agree

Wyatt
5 days ago
Reply to  Cinti CB

Of course it was , and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist of Rhodes Scholar to figure that out either !

grinnie
5 days ago
Reply to  Cinti CB

Cinti, I also read very early on that Pelosi replaced some of the Capitol Police with ‘her own people’.

RichiePhx
RichiePhx
13 days ago

And still, to this day, there are no charges brought against the trigger-happy capitol policeman, who shot and killed Ashley Babbit, an unarmed protestor, for no good reason, in the capitol riot on J6.

Wyatt
5 days ago
Reply to  RichiePhx

Bet he will claim he had a good reason , He felt like it !

Ursus Logicus
Ursus Logicus
13 days ago

THAT is why one does not go about yapping indiscriminately about his fantasies. Liberals have no reservation about turning your wishes into crimes.

Remember the NIKE motto.

msgleo
msgleo
12 days ago

Meanwhile an arsonist affiliated with ANTIFA gets off with nothing. Liberals will ruin everything they get their limp wrists into.

Ron Hopkins
Ron Hopkins
12 days ago

This judge is an idiot. The prosecutors out to make a name for themselves and not for justice! A farce and the destruction of our Constituional rights. The Democrats have just showed you how the Russian purges were done.

Alf
Alf
11 days ago
Reply to  Ron Hopkins

Absofrikkinlutely

dicasso
dicasso
7 days ago
Reply to  Ron Hopkins

Most of the Judges are..:)

grin n bear it
grin n bear it
6 days ago
Reply to  Ron Hopkins

wonder who’s behind all this?

Wyatt
5 days ago
Reply to  grin n bear it

Three guess’s and the first two won’t count

Snaps
Snaps
12 days ago

Why haven’t they arrested Ray Epps? There is extensive video showing him urging the rioters to storm the building, yet he is ignored–because he was a fed agent?

Carlotta Littlebite
Carlotta Littlebite
12 days ago
Reply to  Snaps

What about the ‘’Indian’ who later showed up dressed as the Capital Police to testify that he was beaten and maxed?

Cindy
Cindy
12 days ago

Previous articles said he had a loaded gun. Somebody is lying through their teeth. We were told that no one had a firearm other than the capital police

Carole Nice
Carole Nice
12 days ago

how much time will Schiff get for his lies to the US citizens?

dicasso
dicasso
7 days ago
Reply to  Carole Nice

Not enough!

Wyatt
5 days ago
Reply to  Carole Nice

None ! He’s a Democrat , remember . He’s allowed to liev

Ridley Park
Ridley Park
12 days ago

When DJT is reinstated, post decertifications, he will pardon every J6 Hero, and send all the Fed Persecutors to GITMO

Willie B Jones
11 days ago
Reply to  Ridley Park

Yes, hopefully. Praise the Lord!

Terri
Terri
11 days ago
Reply to  Ridley Park

We can only hope! 🙏

Marina
Marina
12 days ago

Wait he SAID but did not even try. Isn’t it freedom of speech? However, Schumer loud and clear threatened our SC justices Gorsich and Kavanaugh on the steps of the same Capitol. And this year we saw the result of this treat – one of them was arrested for an assassination attempt on Kavanaugh. So what term will they give to Schumer?

grin n bear it
grin n bear it
6 days ago
Reply to  Marina

he’s the D..RTS LEADER!!!

Mikey
Mikey
12 days ago

Protesters sentenced. Stalin and Beria would be proud.

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
12 days ago

Vermin EVERYWHERE you look these days, can’t wait for the GREAT FUMIGATION of November 2022!

Alf
Alf
11 days ago
Reply to  Frank W Brown

You and me both

sassysmart
sassysmart
12 days ago

it is my hope the next president pardons these political prisoners; this current group of congressional clowns should be voted out without pensions or perks.

Egg
Egg
11 days ago

Wait what? We now get charged and sentences for things we said we’d like to do but didn’t? You get less time for attempted murder in DC. This shows us how out of control the dems and their justice system are.

Megalonzerg
Megalonzerg
11 days ago

Democrat members of Congress and the Senate, including Pelosi, Schumer and Waters, have made the same kind of “I’d like to” wishes and recommendations to others against President Trump and Senator Rand Paul, but received no condemnations, no investigations, and no prison sentences.

The man who actually physically attacked and crippled Senator Paul in his back yard didn’t spend a day in jail for making his own violent wishes come true, and sending the Senator to the hospital with injuries he has yet to recover from. Antifa Democrats who killed Police and business owners and burned precinct buildings to the ground in support of their political views were not even investigated, but rather were praised for their crimes by Congresschicks Nancy Pelosi, Sandy Cortez and others, rather than being condemned and sent to prison.

This man expressed his anger out loud, but never actually hurt anyone, and he is going to jail for 5 years. If that is justice, then the man who attacked Senator Paul should go to jail for 50 years, and the insurrectionist Democrats who burned cities should be in jail for 500 years.

Like Chris Plant says, if it weren’t for double standards, Democrats would have no standards at all. I think, with inflation, they are now expanding from double to triple standards.

Terri
Terri
11 days ago
Reply to  Megalonzerg

Agree 1,000%!!

Alf
Alf
11 days ago
Reply to  Megalonzerg

You nailed it PERFECTLY……

Henry Wunder
Henry Wunder
11 days ago

The Second Amendment protects the natural right to keep and bear arms; the same type of arms that crooks and thugs might use against you; and the same type of arms that government agents might use against you. We all know that the police can’t be everywhere. We also know that the first thing tyrants do when they come to power is to disarm the population. Sometimes tyrants are jackbooted thugs. Sometimes tyrants are the majority in an elected government.

Alf
Alf
11 days ago
Reply to  Henry Wunder

And those jackboot dems know not to cross the line when it comes to bearing arms. They know that there are countless Americans who love this Country that will NOT comply.

George Leavitt
George Leavitt
11 days ago

Ridiculous. Often those who commit a murder get less time.
Just another liberal Democrat judge doing the bidding of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat party .
Why aren’t those who rioted, murdered people and caused billions in damage being brought to justice. With Pelosi and the Democrats it is all one sided.

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
11 days ago

Only those that support democrats and themselves are above the law, and don’t you forget it, you hear.

Orville Rolando
7 days ago

Sad that the socialist pig Democratic party can do this to a American citizen who was just exercising his rights to protest and the same pieces of garbage Democratic socialist pigs are supporting drug dealers and illegal aliens, terriost who are invading America and killing 100000 people a year with illegal drugs. We have a bunch of scumbag Democratic socialist pigs running America into the ground

PurePurple
PurePurple
7 days ago

If there was a poll as to how many people have said what they wanted to do to Piglousy, we would all be arrested. She should be thankful no one has followed through on their so called “threats”. Unlike Black Lives Matter and Antifa, they actually followed through with their threats but no radical liberal will discuss this matter. These thugs actually murdered people and destroyed hardworking citizens businesses but we don’t hear squat about that. Very disgusting to hear liberal democrats speak of truth when they don’t know the definition of the word. All of the protesters from Jan 6, should be freed, they did nothing wrong. The Capital police officer who shot and murdered Ashley Babbit should be behind bars. The video showed he murdered her.

Sean Richman
7 days ago

OVERKILL,BY FAR!!!

Bhlah
Bhlah
7 days ago

Saddam Husain used this tactic of making an example of his political opposition to discourage others.

Nita
6 days ago

Are all the Democrats going to be charged with all the threats they requested
their followers to do? Start with Maxine Waters!!!!

Michael William Zweifel`
Michael William Zweifel`
6 days ago

Hopefully when Trump becomes president again, he will set all the Jan 6 PROTESTERS free.

Glen
Glen
6 days ago

Here is a use of logic which no one considered before.
Yes, Congress met that day to certify the results of the election. However, there are 2 sides to everything.
+ Congress could also have decided not to certify the election is they had reason to believe there was Electoral Fraud.
The Democrats knew there was fraud, so they had to cause the Riot.
Democrats and RINOs changed the 1887 Electoral Count Act so that an election can never be challenged again. If there is a question with something that happened in the State, the matter is referred back to the State Officials that planned the cheating.

Mad As Hell
Mad As Hell
4 days ago

Watch www dot j6 truth dot org for everything you need to know!

Mad As Hell
Mad As Hell
4 days ago

Directly from the AP: “Dutch American journalist Michiel Vos, who is married to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, was reporting on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. While outside the Capitol, Vos was photographed with rioter Jake Angeli, a supporter of President Donald Trump who social media users falsely claimed was part of antifa after marauding through the halls of Congress.”

From article entitled:
Photo shows Pelosi’s son-in-law reporting on Capitol riotBy ARIJETA LAJKA
January 7, 2021

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