Trump treated my family like disposable pawns and tore us apart, says convicted Jan. 6 mob daughter

The Liffit family, from left to right: Sarah, Peyton, and Jackson

From left, Peyton, Sarah, and Jackson Refitt.Peyton Lifitt

  • Guy Refitt was sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in the Capitol riot.

  • His daughter told an insider, “It’s just a no-brainer for former President Trump to be convicted.”

  • “Modern American families are becoming more vulnerable as the political climate rises,” she said.

In the case of 18-year-old Peyton Liffitt, a dinner table debate broke out, her family fell apart, and her father faced the longest prison sentence ever for his involvement in a Trump-inspired Capitol riot. It was handed down.

Family life in Trump-era America has taken on a toxic side, said a young woman from Texas.

Peyton said her family’s disintegration began as an angry shouting match between her father and her children, which was completed when her then-18-year-old brother, Jackson Refitt, handed her father over to the FBI.

After the 2021 Capitol riots, Guy Refitt, 49, returned to the Dallas suburb of Wylie and told Jackson and then-16-year-old Peyton: “traitor” if they handed him over.

But Jackson already Leaked information to the FBI In December 2020, he became increasingly concerned about his father’s radical right-wing rhetoric.

In a message to insiders, Peyton said, “We are an example of how modern American families are becoming more vulnerable as the political climate rises.” is not enough.”

a radical dad

Peyton Reffitt (L) and her father Guy Reffitt (R)

Peyton Lifitt is on the left. Her father, Guy Refitt (right), received the longest sentence ever for his involvement in the Capitol riot.Peyton Reffitt, FBI/Fox News Video

Guy Lefitt is Part of a militia movement called the Three Percenters, Many of them took part in the January 6 riots.

The movement is based on the myth that only 3% of colonists fought during the American Revolutionary War.member see yourself as “a modern version of a revolutionary who is fighting not Britain, but the tyrannical US government.”

Guy Reffitt was sentenced on August 1st to 7 years and 3 months in prison.This is the longest prison sentence ever received by a Capitol mob. He was found guilty of bringing weapons into Congress, obstructing police, and threatening children. NBC reported.

On the courthouse steps shortly after their father was sentenced, Peyton and her sister Sarah tried to make sense of what had happened to their family in front of the television cameras. They went viral on social media. “If my father is in prison this long, Trump deserves life in prison.”

Peyton believes her family, and people like them, have been treated as “disposable pawns” in power struggles.

“President Trump is not wholly responsible for my father’s actions on that day, January 6th. , until that day, bypasses the rational thinking of his supporters in a practical way and appeals to their deeper feelings,” she told an insider in a text.

Photos of the Reffitt family, including Guy Reffitt

The Reffitt family in 2006.Peyton Lifitt

“For the events that happened on January 6, 2021, I think only President Trump will be convicted and serve the longest prison term,” Peyton said.

Peyton joins the majority of Americans who believe Trump should be indicted on January 6. According to Ipsos and ABC News polls.

Sentencing Trump to prison “will make him responsible for setting a real precedent for our future as a nation, to protect every family in America and democracy itself,” she said.

playing cards

Donald Trump at a rally in Missouri on November 5, 2018.Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Over the past few years, families and friendships have been destroyed by the rise of extremist views, misinformation and conspiracy theories.

a Reuters/Ipsos poll, A survey conducted in the first months of the Trump administration found that 16% of respondents said they stopped communicating with friends and family after the 2016 election.

Jacklyn Hammond, 47, a bartender in Asheville, North Carolina, has cut ties with his pro-Trump mother, Carol. told Reuters “Trump is like the catalyst for the earthquake that just split two continents. Once the planet is divided like this, there is no turning back.”

With his father imprisoned and his brother estranged from his family, Peyton believes he can see the light at the end of the tunnel and that his family will eventually heal.

“As a family, we don’t have to fully understand each other, but understanding each other’s differences is a great lesson that broadens our perception without judging.

Read the original article at business insider