Couy Griffin has been ordered by a judge in New Mexico to be immediately removed from his elected position as a county commissioner for engaging in the capitol riot.
The judge barred Griffin. the founder of “Cowboys for Trump” from ever holding any federal, state, or local office again, CNBC reports.
The judge concluded that the actions taken by Griffin during the January 6th riots “constitutionally disqualified” him from those positions.
The judge took it further, ruling that the events constituted an “insurrection” under the 14th amendment to the Constitution.
Griffin , who was convicted in March on a misdemeanor charge of breaching restricted Capitol grounds, told CNN, “I’m shocked, just shocked… I really did not feel like the state was going to move on me in such a way. I don’t know where I go from here.”
This is the first time since 1869 that a court has disqualified a public official under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, according to CREW.
Griffin, who represented himself in the case pro-se, was excoriated by the judge.