A person from Texas whom federal officers have charged with breaching the U.S. Capitol allegedly made on-line threats towards Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a U.S. Capitol police officer.
Last week, Garrett Miller joined the rising listing of individuals charged in reference to the Jan. 6 assault on the nation’s capitol. He was taken into custody on Wednesday and made his first court docket look on Friday.
The FBI mentioned in Miller’s legal criticism that the Dallas space man posted repeatedly to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to not solely admit his participation in the riot, however share footage of himself contained in the constructing.
Court documents say Miller posted a video to Twitter – his account has since been suspended – the night of Jan. 6 “From inside congress.” The 14-second video “pans across a crowd who is inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, waving pro-Trump and American flags,” the feds say.
That similar day, officers allege Miller responded to a tweet by AOC saying, “We acted with honor and we where not armed. We where gentle with the police. They
murdered a child.” In a direct follow-up tweet he mentioned, “Assassinate AOC.”
Days after the siege, Miller allegedly mentioned he “had a rope in [his] bag on that day,” in a put up to Instagram.
In addition to the menace made towards the New York consultant, the feds say Miller posted to Facebook 10 days after the siege to say the Capitol officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt “deserves to die.” Just a few days prior, Miller allegedly mentioned, “We going to get a hold of [the USCP officer] and hug his neck with a nice piece of rope.”
One of Miller’s last Facebook posts referenced in the criticism mentioned he was “happy to make death threats” on-line, and was “happy to be banned” from Twitter.
In what has change into a typical development amongst lots of the alleged rioters of the Jan. 6 rebellion, the FBI says Miller closely documented his involvement, together with his preparations earlier than arriving in Washington, D.C.
Four days prior to the siege, Miller posted to Facebook, “I’m about to drive throughout the nation for this trump s–t. On Monday . . . Some loopy s–t going to occur this week. Dollar would possibly collapse. . . . civil warfare may begin . . . unsure what to do in DC.” The subsequent day he mentioned that he was bringing “a grappling hook and rope and a level 3 vest. Helmets mouth guard and bump cap,” however final time he got here to D.C. for a pro-Trump rally he “had a lot of guns” with him, the criticism says.
Miller mentioned he “just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol,” beneath a selfie taken from contained in the U.S. Capitol constructing that he posted to Facebook officers say.
“Well, you did!” Ocasio-Crotez mentioned in a tweet Friday evening when information of Miller’s arrest and fees got here out.
A lawyer representing Miller advised CNN Saturday that his consumer “certainly regrets what he did.”
“He did it in support of former President (Donald) Trump, but regrets his actions. He has the support of his family, and a lot of the comments, as viewed in context, are really sort of misguided political hyperbole. Given the political divide these days, there is a lot of hyperbole,” Clint Broden mentioned.