Wednesday 3 August 2022 02:00 AM Son of Capitol rioter who was jailed for seven years says his father ... trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 02:00 AM Son of Capitol rioter who was jailed for seven years says his father ... trends now
Wednesday 3 August 2022 02:00 AM Son of Capitol rioter who was jailed for seven years says his father ... trends now

Wednesday 3 August 2022 02:00 AM Son of Capitol rioter who was jailed for seven years says his father ... trends now

The son of a convicted Capitol rioter says his father 'absolutely' deserves his seven-year prison sentence for the 'off the rails violence' committed on January 6, 2021.

Jackson Reffitt, who turned his dad Guy Reffitt into the FBI, argued that while his father was is a 'narcissist' that made poor decisions, he was also 'used as a puppet' for then-President Donald Trump.

Guy, 49, of Wylie, Texas, was convicted by a jury in March of five felony charges, including bringing a gun onto the Capitol grounds and obstructing an official proceeding. 

He never entered the Capitol, but video evidence showed him egging on the crowd and leading other rioters up a set of stairs outside the building. 

Guy was also recorded saying he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out by her feet 'with her head hitting every step on the way down. 

The father and known recruiter for the Three-Percenters, a right-wing militia group, was sentenced to seven years in prison, despite the recommended sentence for his crimes being nine to 11.25 years. 

Jackson Reffitt, the son of convicted Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt, says his father 'absolutely' deserves his seven-year prison sentence for the 'off the rails violence' committed on January 6

Jackson Reffitt, the son of convicted Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt, says his father 'absolutely' deserves his seven-year prison sentence for the 'off the rails violence' committed on January 6

Jackson, 19, said that Guy's actions during the insurrection were unacceptable and go beyond the scope of political protest.

'Realistically, this doesn't have a matter of political opinion. What my father did is far from politics,' he told CNN on Tuesday. 'This is completely off the rails violence'

'Whether it had a political motive at this point doesn't matter. It's more about what he does and who he did it for.'

The teen alleged that his father was 'used as a puppet' and 'manipulated' into helping Trump attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

'It is disgusting to see that someone with ... money and social power can just get away with manipulating thousands of people just for whatever reason, and have no outcome,' Jackson explained. 

When asked why Guy would choose to join the riot, Jackson cited his father's 'ego.'

'I can't think of anything other than my own experience with my father, knowing he is a narcissist, and that he has a rather large ego, and it was horrible to see him make that decision,' he said.

Jackson said that he's 'not happy' about Guy's 87-month prison term but also isn't 'surprised' by his well-deserved punishment.

'I'm not happy at all. I haven't been happy to this whole situation. No one in my family has either, but to say I'm surprised would be a lie,' the 19-year-old said.

'I mean, everything my dad did, he's his own person. And his action has consequences. But I'm not happy at all.' 

Jackson has spoken with his father since he was jailed and expressed he would speak with him again, telling the TV station: 'I still don't even know how to process right now in terms of what I'm actually feeling. 

'But I would just like to talk about the most pointless stuff just to go have a one on one with him at least a couple more times before he gets out.'

Guy Reffitt, 49, was sentenced to 7.25 years in federal prison after he was convicted in March on five counts, including bringing a weapon to the Capitol grounds and disrupting an official proceeding

Guy Reffitt, 49, was sentenced to 7.25 years in federal prison after he was convicted in March on five counts, including bringing a weapon to the Capitol grounds and disrupting an official proceeding

Guy Reffitt (pictured at the Capitol), 48, of Texas, who was arrested in connection to the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, allegedly threatened to shoot his children if they became 'traitors' and turned him in to the FBI

Guy Reffitt (pictured at the Capitol), 48, of Texas, who was arrested in connection to the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, allegedly threatened to shoot his children if they became 'traitors' and turned him in to the FBI

Texts from Guy show him bragging about being at the Capitol during the riot on January 6

Texts from Guy show him bragging about being at the Capitol during the riot on January 6

Guy was the first Capitol rioter to face trial for the January 6th insurrection and was sentenced to seven years on Monday.

The judge presiding over his cause denied the Justice

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