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New Mexico Judge Removes County Commissioner from Office over Role in Jan. 6

HeadlineSep 07, 2022

A state judge in New Mexico has removed a county commissioner from power for taking part in the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. The judge ruled that Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin had violated the 14th Amendment by taking part in what the judge ruled to be an insurrection against the U.S. government. The judge also barred Griffin from holding any future state or federal position. Griffin, who founded the group Cowboys for Trump, is the first insurrectionist to face such a penalty.

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