A Texas man with ties to a right-wing extremist group threatened to shoot his youngsters if they told the FBI he traveled to Washington to storm the Capitol with different President Trump supporters, in accordance to court docket paperwork.
Man Reffitt threatened his daughter and son whereas arguing with them about his function within the Capitol siege, his spouse told an FBI agent, in accordance to the court docket papers filed in Washington, DC.
“In the event you flip me in, you’re a traitor and you already know what occurs to traitors … traitors get shot,” Reffitt allegedly stated to his kids.
Reffitt was tracked down by federal authorities after footage of him on the Capitol through the riot was performed on YouTube and on Fox Information on the day of the siege, in accordance to court docket papers.
Investigators discovered he had beforehand posted a touch upon a web site for a militia extremist group often called the Texas Freedom Pressure, in accordance to the FBI.
When authorities arrested him on Jan. 15, they discovered an AR-15 fashion rifle and a Smith & Wesson pistol, in accordance to court docket papers.
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He faces an obstrcution of justice cost for collaborating within the Capitol riot, which left 5 folks useless, together with a Capitol Police officer.
Legal professional data for Reffitt was not instantly out there.