One of the daughters of the Capitol Hill mob who was sentenced to more than seven years in prison by a federal judge on Monday said the sentence was “unfair” and that Donald Trump “should be sentenced to life in prison.”
Guy Refitt, who brought a gun to the Capitol riot and threatened Nancy Pelosi on January 6 last year, was sentenced to one of the longest sentences of any insurgent to date.
CBS News quoted one of Reffitt’s daughters, Peyton Reffitt, as saying outside court: “If my father had been in prison for so long, Trump should have been sentenced to life in prison.”
She also reportedly released a statement inside the courtroom, telling the court her father was not a “leader” during the Jan. 6 riots that prosecutors allege.
CBS News’ Scott McFarlane described her stand outside the courthouse as a “unique and unique moment.”
“I’ve never heard a defendant or relative say that Donald Trump should be sent to jail or jail. That was a unique and unique moment for Guy Reffit’s daughter,” McFarland said.
Mr Refitt – whose full name is Guy Wesley Refitt, court documents show – was convicted in March on five counts.
A jury in March found him guilty of five felonies, including obstructing Congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election, carrying a .40-caliber handgun during a riot and two counts of civil disorder.
In the months before and after the 2020 election, Mr. Reffitt was involved with the loosely organized Texas Three Percenters militia group, recruiting its fighters on January 6 last year. Others accompanied him to Washington.
As part of the sentencing, Judge Dabney Friedrich instructed him not to contact the Three Percentages or any members of other militias while on probation.
“Mr Reffitt’s reluctance to admit early on that his actions were unlawful is worrying. I want to be very clear…by the legal definition of the term ‘Patriot’ (indeed) Mr. Reffitt at 1 The conduct on and around June 6 fits the term. It is the opposite of the term,” Judge Friedrich said.