Jackson Reffitt, a Texas teenager ratted out his own father to the FBI for taking part in the Capitol Hill riot and, of course, was rewarded with tens of thousands of dollars from liberal admirers in the process.
When Jackson Reffitt’s father returned to the family home in Wylie, Texas, after the pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill earlier this month, Jackson claimed that he warned his son to keep his mouth shut. “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor,” he reportedly said. “And you know what happens to traitors. Traitors get shot.”
However, Jackson had already reported the 48-year-old Guy Reffitt to the FBI, telling agents he thought his father was planning “something big” during the certification of election results at the capitol, per a New York Times article on Sunday.
After the riot, Reffitt was identified in video footage from the Capitol, tracked down in Texas, and arrested, according to a sworn affidavit by an FBI agent.
Yes I'm the kid on cnn I'm sorry I probably won't get around to responding to everyone. My mom and my sisters are absolutely ruined about the news from what I did. This is the first they are hearing about my involvement in my dad's arrest. Please send them love in any form.
— Guy Jackson (@jackson_reffitt) January 23, 2021
Guy Reffitt was charged with obstruction of justice and of knowingly entering a restricted building, though he claims he never actually entered the Capitol.
Jackson Reffitt becomes the latest Democrat darling
Turning in his father landed Jackson Reffitt left home, after landing interviews with CNN, Fox, and the New York Times, with the CNN interview being the first time his family heard about his ratting out his father to the FBI.
“My mom and my sisters are absolutely ruined about the news from what I did,” Reffitt tweeted on Saturday. Apparently encouraged by his supporters, Reffitt set up a crowdfunding campaign, and after raising the donation limit several times has netted just under $87,000 in less than three days.
This amount has paid for his university tuition, repaired his car, and purchased his dental insurance, Reffitt wrote on GoFundMe. Praise has poured in from liberals, who applauded Reffitt’s “bravery” in snitching on his own father.
Liberal Swoon Over Snitch
I hope your other family members, especially your mom, will see how brave and amazing you are. What did is truly remarkable and testament to your character. If you ever need a stand-in mom to be proud of you but also bug you about, you know, everything, I volunteer.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) January 23, 2021
You’re a patriot but you are also probably consumed with guilt about your father. Try not to be. On the dark path he was on, he could easily have had a fatal encounter with LE. You helped to prevent that and save his life. Life is infinitely precious, even in jail.
— Louise Mensch, M.A. (@LouiseMensch) January 25, 2021
Young man I know it was hard to do but you did the right thing for your entire family. Your Dad needs to be arrested so he can get deprogrammed and realize what an awful position he put you in. Your mom & sisters will see that in time. Your family gave you your principles. ? ? https://t.co/iY0IvxZDqR
— IBDiFisch (@IBDiFisch) January 24, 2021