Capitol rioter gets over 7 years in prison for Jan. 6 participation | USA TODAY

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Texas militia member Guy Wesley Reffitt has been sentenced to over seven years in prison for his role in the January 6th riots at the Capitol.

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The sentencing comes after a federal court jury in March delivered guilty verdicts on five criminal counts, including obstruction, against Guy Wesley Reffitt in the first jury trial to emerge from the government’s far-reaching investigation of the attack.

In an eleventh-hour attempt at an apology, Reffitt, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, stepped before a courtroom podium and offered a rambling, expletive-filled statement.

“I really do hate what I did,” he told U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich. “My mouth is my biggest enemy.” Before announcing the sentence, Friedrich described the former oil field worker’s unusual expression of remorse as “awfully late.”

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AimStar Videos August 2, 2022 - 9:11 PM

She forgot to say democrat.