The First of Many: Jan 6th Verdict Read

Guy Reffitt was found guilty of all charges regarding his role in the Capitol riot, marking the first such case to go before a jury.

Context: On Jan. 6th, 2020 a pro-Trump rally held at the National Mall turned into a riot when protestors stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers worked the certify the 2020 election for Joe Biden.

Guy Reffitt, who traveled from Texas, was seen on video encouraging protestors to storm the Capitol, however, he never entered the building himself.

A lawyer for Mr. Reffitt described him as prone to hyperbole, stressed that he didn’t assault anyone or enter the Capitol building itself and disputed that Mr. Reffitt was armed that day. Prosecutors had shown the jury a photo of Mr. Reffitt at the Capitol that appeared to show a handgun in a holster on his hip. (per The Wall Street Journal)

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