Texas man who tweeted ‘Assassinate AOC’ before storming Capitol arrested

Texas man who tweeted ‘Assassinate AOC’ before storming Capitol arrested

The
FBI
has
arrested
a
Texas
man
who
tweeted
“Assassinate
AOC”
before
taking
part
in
the
Jan.
6
riots
at
the
Capitol.

Garrett
Miller’s
arrest
was
for
a
combination
of
his
part
in
the
Capitol
riots,
where
five
were
killed, and
his
online
threats.
The
FBI
was
tipped
off
by
local
law
enforcement
of
Miller’s
involvement
through
videos
he
posted
to
Twitter.
One
such
video’s
caption
read:
“From
inside
congress.”

On
Jan.
6,
shortly
after
the
riots,
Rep.
Alexandria
Ocasio-Cortez,
D-N.Y.,
tweeted:
“Impeach.”
Miller,
34,
replied
to
the
tweet:
“Assassinate
AOC.” 

Miller’s
was
charged
with
“knowingly
entering
or
remaining
in
any
restricted
buildings
or
grounds
without
lawful
authority.” 

Law
enforcement
then
found
a
post
from
Miller
to
Facebook
that
read:
“I
am
about
to
drive
across
the
country
for
this
trump
shit.
On
Monday
.
.
.Some
crazy
shit
going
to
happen
this
week.
Dollar
might
collapse.
.
.
.
civil
war
could
start
.
.
.not
sure
what
to
do
in
DC.” 


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Miller
then
posted
a
selfie
from
inside
the
Capitol.
A
friend
on
Facebook
commented:
“bro
you
got
in?!
Nice!”
Miller
replied,
“Just
wanted
to
incriminate
myself
a
little
lol.”

On
news
of
Miller’s
arrest,
Ocasio-Cortez
tweeted,
“Just
wanted
to
incriminate
myself
a
little.”
“Well,
you
did!”
she
added. 

Another
user
on
Facebook
asked,
“Were
you
in
the
building?”
Miller
responded,
“Yah

we
charged
.
.
.
We
where
[sic]
going
in
.
.
.
No
matter
what
.
.
.
Decided
before
the
trump
speech.
.
.
I
charged
the
back
gates
myself
with
an
anti
masker.”

In
another
tweet,
Miller
said: 
“They
are
right
next
time
we
bring
the
guns.”
On
Instagram,
Miller
divulged
he
“had
a
rope
in
[his]
bag
on
that
day.” 

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Discussing
the
shooting
of
a
rioter
by
U.S.
Capitol
Police, 
“We
going
to
get
a
hold
of
[the
USCP
officer]
and
hug
his
neck
with
a
nice
rope[.]”
Ashli
Babbitt,
35,
was
shot
by
law
enforcement
while
trying
to
climb
through
a
broken
window
in
the
House
chamber. 

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Miller
continued
to
make
threats
until
his
Twitter
account
was
revoked. 
 

“Mr.
Miller
takes
responsibility
for
his
actions
taken
on
January
6
on
behalf
of
his
support
for
former
President
Trump
and
wants
to
move
forward
and
put
this
behind
him.
He
has
the
support
of
his
family
and
his
comments
reflect
misguided
political
hyperbole
that
will
not
be
repeated,”
his
attorney,
Clint
Broden
said
in
a
statement
to
the
Dallas
Morning
News. 

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