First Jan. 6 Rioter to Stand Trial Found Guilty

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    The Facts

    • A federal jury in DC found Guy Reffitt, a member of the Texas Three Percenters militia group, guilty on all charges on Tuesday. He was the first Jan. 6 rioter to stand trial.

    • Reffitt was accused of unlawfully carrying a gun on the Capitol grounds, interfering with police, and obstruction of justice.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    The Jan. 6 attack against the Capital was a coup attempt by supporters of former President Trump. Those who participated in the attack are insurrectionists and must be held fully accountable for their crimes.

    Pro-Trump narrative

    It's absurd to persecute those who participated in the Jan. 6 protests with such ferocity. The Democrats are the real anti-Americans, demonizing patriotic citizens as "domestic terrorists."

    Political split



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