Cowboys for Trump, Facebook video, Jan. 7, 2021


In a series of remarkable videos posted on social media after an armed incursion by pro-Trump domestic terrorists into the US Capitol Building left four people dead, Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys For Trump founder Couy Griffin shows that he was there and warns that, “this is what you are going to get. You are going to get more of it.”

UPDATE: Twitter Bans Cowboys For Trump | The Paper. Sunday, Jan 10th.

Videos on Facebook still call for new actions to stop Biden inauguration with “blood from the building”

“There will be blood flowing from that building,” Griffin says in a second video posted this morning. In it he calls for a second rally on Inauguration Day to “plant our flag” on the desks of Speaker Pelosi, new Senate Majority Leader Schumer and even President Trump, “if we have to.”

“The people are showing that they’ve had enough,” says Griffin says in an edited video posted to the Facebook page of the pro-Trump group Cowboys for Trump Wednesday night after the day’s assault on the Capitol. “The are people ready for fair, legal elections or this is what you are going to get. You are going to get more of it.”

Griffin is seen speaking from the west front of the Capitol Building. As the video pans left to right across the crowd, others in the mob can be seen having overwhelmed secure areas, climbing scaffolding and pushing into an archway leading into the building.

During his rambling speech, a man standing with Griffin interrupts by saying, “we are well armed.” Griffin responds, “and we aren’t going anywhere.” Police later reported that they recovered 5 guns and are investigating two pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails left on the Capitol complex. Pictures from the day showed some protestors carrying sidearms and zip ties often used to detain persons against their will.

“We aren’t going to let our elections be stolen by China,” Griffin says. Watching as more pro-Trump terrorists push forward onto the Capitol’s secure areas, Griffin adds, “whatever it takes to take our country back.”

In Second Video, Griffin Targets Pelosi and Trump, Warns of “Blood Running” from Capitol

Even more emboldened, on Thursday morning Griffin posted a new video captioned “Cowboys for Trump war live” from Roanoke, VA where he denounces Trump for backing down from the fight and warns that the “movement” will continue “with the President or without a President.”

Then the video gets scary. Griffin postures that “we could have a Second Amendment rally on those same steps that we had that rally yesterday. And if we do, it’s going to be a sad day because there’s going to be blood running out of that building. But mark my word, by the end of the day we will plant our flag on the desk of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer… and Donald J. Trump if it comes down to it.”

Later in the video he returns to the idea of a second rally and suggests it occur on January 20th, Biden’s Inauguration Day.

“It may get a lot more western than it did yesterday,” says Griffin.

Equally remarkable, one of Trump’s most vocal and visible supporters in New Mexico appears to turn on Trump himself after Trump told those occupying the Capitol to go home.

“We’re frustrated. We’re done,” says Griffin. He called newly-elected Republican Congresswoman Yvette Herrell a “lukewarm politician” for denouncing Griffin and the mob as terrorists.

“Losing is not an option,” he adds. “Mr. President, when you say I will never concede in a speech at noon, and then at 6:00 you give a message out that you are conceding, that’s not the type of leader I follow…. Cowboys for Trump has never been recognized by Trump.”

“You had an elected official from Otero County there yesterday,” Griffin says.

“The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat”

In a separate incident captured in a video posted in May, Couy Griffin said Democrats were anti-American and opposed to President Donald Trump.

“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” Griffin said in a video on the Cowboys for Trump Facebook and Twitter pages according to reporting shared by the Associated Press.

In response to criticism, Griffin said at the time that he was not thinking of any particular Democrat and that his comments were misconstrued.

UPDATE: Twitter Bans Cowboys For Trump | The Paper. Sunday, Jan 10th.

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