An insurrectionist put to trial for the major charges leveled at him for his role in the January 6 coup attempt was sentenced yesterday.
Guy Reffitt of Wylie, Texas will be serving seven years in prison after being convicted of all five charges brought against him. His family is mad as hell about it—specifically at former Republican President Donald Trump.
Speaking to reporters after Reffitt's sentencing yesterday, his daughters Sarah and Peyton expressed outrage Trump has faced no repercussions for his role in inciting the mob that has landed her father in prison.
Watch their comments below.
In comments to the press, Sarah Reffitt pointed out the absurdity of how scot-free the former President is.
"To mark my dad as this horrible person, and then having him prosecuted like this, when somebody is maybe even able to get elected again? Doesn't seem right to me."
Peyton Reffitt interjected to put an even finer point on it:
"Trump deserves life in prison if my father is in prison for this long."
Guy Reffitt, is a member of the far-right Three Percenters anti-government militia group, which along with similar organizations Oath Keepers and Proud Boys were instrumental in the planning and execution of the insurrection.
All three organizations are classified as far-right extremist groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center and have ties to White nationalism.
Reffitt was charged with and convicted of obstruction of an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a firearm, obstruction of justice and two counts of civil disorder.
Reffitt was infamously turned into the FBI by his teenage son Jackson, who informed them of his involvement in the January 6 insurrection after he told Jackson, his mother and siblings that "traitors get shot."
Jackson Reffitt also informed the FBI and media of Guy Reffitt's history of violence toward his wife Nicole, including holding her at gunpoint twice, accusations which Nicole has confirmed, most notably in interviews for the podcast "Will Be Wild."
Regardless, Nicole and daughters Sarah and Peyton have stood by Guy Reffitt. His daughters, who say Reffitt regrets his actions, have cast him and other insurrectionists as patriots thrown under the bus by the President who incited the riot.
During his trial, Peyton told the court:
"My father's name wasn't on all the flags that were there that day, that everyone was carrying. It was another man's name."
Nicole, who has been active in Justice for J6, a far-right movement in support of the insurrectionists, has defended her husband even more vociferously, characterizing his actions as patriotic and his trial and sentencing as political persecution.
But as difficult as his family's support is to square for many, the shocking contrast in consequences between the Capitol rioters and Trump and the other politicians who orchestrated the coup attempt is undeniable.
And on Twitter, while most agreed Reffitt's actions are deplorable, many agreed with Peyton and Sarah Reffitt's disgust at the lack of repercussions for Donald Trump.
But others disagreed, calling Nicole, Sarah and Peyton Reffitt's defense of their father unforgivable.
Reffitt's sentence of seven years is the heftiest prison term handed down so far for involvement in the January 6 insurrection.
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