A judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ordered the detention of a man accused of participating in the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, ruling that the man was unlikely to believe the court’s future orders were legitimate after allegedly attempting to overthrow the government.
U.S. District Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui of the District of Columbia granted the federal government’s request that Couy Griffin, the founder of the group “Cowboys for Trump” and a New Mexico county commissioner, be detained ahead of trial for a misdemeanor charge tied to the Capitol riots.
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