Nineteen-year-old Jackson knew what he had to do when his father, 48-year-old Guy Reffitt, took part in the January 6 Capitol Riot. The teenager turned his father in to the authorities because he knew the man was unhinged and a danger to American democracy. Reffitt was arrested and thrown in prison along with other people responsible for taking over the Capitol Building last year and threatening the lives of dozens of people, but the prison time might have done more harm than good, according to Jackson.

Jackson called his dad a “psycho” who has now become more “radicalized” while stuck behind bars awaiting his chance to stand trial for the horrendous things he did last January 6. Reffitt, from Wylie, Texas, was among the people who stormed the Capitol Building in an effort to stall the Democratic process of counting the electoral college votes, which had been cast in favor of then-President-elect Joe Biden.

Reffitt managed to escape the capital without getting caught by authorities. And when he returned home to Texas, he threatened his wife and children with death if they told anyone in power that he had participated in the riots. However, Jackson refused to let his gun-toting dad make him live in fear for another day, so he bravely contacted the FBI to alert them to the fact that Reffitt was one of the people responsible for the devastating attack on freedom and democracy in America.

Now, Jackson has sat down for an interview with Vice News to talk about what it was like to turn in his father. He admitted that turning his dad into the authorities had torn his family apart and forced him to cut contact with his relatives. Fortunately, he has remained safe despite how his family wants him to suffer for what he did to his dad.

Last January, Reffitt attended the Trump-sanctioned Stop the Steal rally in Washington D.C. When the president finished his speech, Reffitt joined other pro-Trump supporters as they marched on the United States Capitol armed with firearms and explosives. Reffitt was carrying a pistol with him that he wasn’t afraid to use on anyone who got in his way.

Reffitt attacked police officers with as much force as he could muster, forcing the officers to fire projectiles and use pepper spray on him to hold him back.

After Reffitt escaped the Capitol riots without getting arrested, he returned home to Texas and threatened the lives of his family members.

He told his flesh and blood: “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor, and you know what happens to traitors… Traitors get shot.”

However, Jackson bravely defied his traitorous father and called the FBI. Within a matter of days, authorities caught up with Reffitt and arrested him for his involvement in the Capitol riots.

Unfortunately, Jackson fears that prison time has made his “psycho” father more radicalized in support of Trump.

“​​It was pretty disgusting to read that,” Jackson told Vice News, referring to his father’s letter. “I mean, like it’s psycho stuff. Honestly, it made me feel worse about my decision, only because I feel like I pushed him in a more extreme direction. I made him more enthusiastic about what he’s done.”

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