NAACP Calls for Couy Griffin to Be Removed From Public Office: Report
- NAACP calls for Trump’s cowboys to be removed from public office.
- The group cited Otero County Commissioner Cue Griffin’s involvement in the Capitol attack.
- In March, Griffin was convicted of misdemeanor charges related to rioting. He was sentenced in June.
The NAACP is joining forces in New Mexico to remove and ban cowboys from holding the Trump co-founder from future public office, The NAACP reports. Associated Press.
The civil rights group cited Otero County Commissioner Cue Griffin, New Mexico, for his links to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, which the group said compared it to the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, he declined to certify the results of local primary elections, the outlet reported, citing court documents.
“The legitimate protests and demonstrations in support of the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movement are fundamentally different from the insurgency that took place on January 6,” the NAACP said, according to the Associated Press.
Civil rights groups filed the brief on Tuesday ongoing cases Three New Mexicans opposed Griffin, arguing in a June lawsuit that he should be removed from Otero County commissioner for his involvement in the rebellion against the United States — claiming his involvement violated Section 14. Article Amendment.
March, Griffin convicted Misdemeanor charge for Capitol attack. In June, he was reportedly sentenced to 14 days in prison and served his sentence. CBS News. Griffin has transmit signal He is not planning to run for re-election.
Griffin argued that removing him would “set a dangerous precedent,” according to the Associated Press.
“If plaintiffs prevail and a judge overturns the will of the great people of Otero County, that will only further prove that we are currently living under tyranny,” Griffin told The Associated Press on Friday. “After Jan. 6 , there has been a recall against me. In that recall, the people of Otero County spoke up, and the recall failed.”