WASHINGTON — In early January 2021, Rocky Hardy and Guy Reffitt drove the roughly 20 hours from North Texas to DC in a van loaded with assault rifles, ammunition and handguns, talking family and politics and harassing the leader of their far-right far-right group along the way.
“We kind of complained about our boss, because he’s over there like, ‘I’m going to sort out the sock drawer,’ when he’s telling everyone to go to DC,” Hardy said. about Russ Teer, the leader of the Texas Three Percenters group. to which he and Reffitt belonged. “He’s sitting at home with his family where it’s nice and comfortable, and we’re committed to standing tall and being counted.”