A New Mexico county commissioner the first to be removed from office over his January 6 activities.

A New Mexico county commissioner the first to be removed from office over his January 6 activities.

Founder of the group called "Cowboys for Trump," was orderd to be immediately removed from office after State District Court Judge Francis Mathew ruled that the then County Commissioner Couy Griffin had violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when he  took part in the riot that left four people dead and 100 police officers injured; disqualifying him from holding local, state or federal office.

The ruling also marks the first time a judge has ruled that the incident was an insurrection and the first time since 1869 that a judge has removed a public official under Section 3 of the US Constitution.

Reuters story

 

 

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