Couy Griffin accused court of endorsing a “fraud pie” After State Supreme Court Ruling
On Friday, Griffin accused New Mexico’s high court of endorsing a “fraud pie,” and vowed to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene because of a ruling against him yet again by the New Mexico State Supreme Court.
Via its most recent ruling Thursday the New Mexico state Supreme Court dismissed a final motion for former Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin to reconsider his appeal. The Cowboys for Trump founder said this won’t stop his efforts.
“I believe that I was railroaded in this deal. I believe it was very unfair, and I’m very disappointed in the New Mexico Supreme Court for not giving me a fair shape before the letter of the law, which I don’t think happened,” said Griffin.
The court on Thursday closed out an appeal initiated last year by Cowboys for Trump co-founder and former County Commissioner Couy Griffin. Justices cited missed court filing deadlines by Griffin in rejecting his appeal.
With Griffin’s banishment from elected office in September 2022, a Santa Fe-based District Court became the first to remove or bar an elected official in connection with the attack on the U.S. Capitol building that disrupted Congress as it was trying to certify President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
Griffin was previously convicted in federal court of a misdemeanor for entering the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, without going inside the building. He was sentenced to 14 days and given credit for time served.
Griffin was barred from office under provisions of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which holds that anyone who has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution can be barred from office for engaging in insurrection or rebellion. The provisions were put in place shortly after the Civil War.
Griffin told KQRE on Friday “I feel like I have a state that’s against me right now, and they used the court system to try to destroy me,” Griffin added. “I’m still a firm believer that the good guy wins in the end. I believe that all things will be made right, and I believe that I will find justice in a US Supreme Court decision that I pray will take place.”
Griffin is also involved in another legal battle for failing to register his organization Cowboys for Trump as a political action committee. A trial for the case is schedule for the end of the month. According to Griffin, he never operated the organization in that capacity.
Yes we will be covering that trial and he will thus be back in the news. Stay tuned to AlamogordoTownNews.org, Alamogordo Conservative News and KALHRadio.org for updates, coverage and commentary when that trial begins.