Couy Griffin fights for county to pay legal fees

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OTERO COUNTY, N.M. — In a county commissioner meeting Friday morning, Couy Griffin asked the county to foot the bill for his legal fees accrued – defending himself after his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Griffin was convicted and sentenced for his part in Jan. 6. He is also being sued to remove him from office.

The county attorney explained it would go against the state and county anti-donation law, which prevents providing that service to a public official. The county also pointed out Griffin wasn’t in D.C. for official county business.

As for the other Otero County commissioners, they agreed with the county attorney. They wished Griffin the best, and recommended he get his own legal counsel.