[Ed. – The argument here is not unreasonable. This man is being held without bail on what amounts to the charge of committing a (non-violent) misdemeanor while holding unsanctioned political views. This is everything the Left has always claimed to be victimized by itself, yet never has been. Throw the book at the vandals and anyone who engaged in physical assault. But overreacting to misdemeanor trespass — on the grounds outside the Capitol building — by people who by NO evidence were involved in any sort of conspiracy? That’s propaganda theater, not the rule of law.]
In September 2019, Couy Griffin, founder of Cowboys for Trump, met with President Trump in the Oval Office.
His group, according to its website, believes “securing our border, protecting our Second Amendment, and protecting the lives of the unborn are the most vital and key aspects in America’s Greatness.” Trump supporters riding on horseback—often carrying American flags and Trump banners—participated in rallies across the country to show support for the president.
Today, Griffin sits in a jail cell denied bail.
Prosecutors charged Griffin with one minor count of trespassing as part of the Justice Department’s sweeping investigation into the events of January 6. Griffin, who is a county commissioner in New Mexico, never entered the Capitol but investigators scoured his social media account to find evidence that he was “well within the restricted area” of the building [Kelly means the Capitol complex here, not the building, which she correctly states Griffin never entered. – Ed.].