Son of accused 6 January rioters testifies in court

Posted on AllSides March 4th, 2022
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US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The son of a man accused of helping to lead the 6 January 2020 Capitol riot has testified that his father threatened him with injury if he alerted authorities.

Guy Reffitt, 49, has pleaded not guilty to five felony charges related to the attack, and is the first accused rioter to stand trial.

His son, Jackson, 19, warned the FBI of his father's plans.

Mr Reffitt told his children alerting authorities would make them "traitors".

"If you turn me in, you're a traitor and traitors get shot," Jackson testified to...

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