Trump Rioter Threatened To Murder AOC, Capitol Police Officer On Facebook
A 34-year-old Texas man who was part of the Trump-incited riot Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol threatened to assassinate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and murder a Capitol Hill police officer and bragged about it on Facebook.
Garret Miller of Richardson, Texas, was arrested Wednesday and charged with making the threats, knowingly entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. He will appear in court Monday to enter a plea to those charges.
It wasn’t too difficult for law enforcement to identify and track down Miller. He was clearly seen on surveillance video from inside the Capitol and posted a selfie wearing a MAGA hat and video to his social media saying that he was part of the mob that pushed past overwhelmed police officers to invade the Capitol. He captioned the selfie “from inside Congress,” which prompted someone on Facebook to comment “bro you got in?! Nice!” Miller replied, “just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol.”
Miller’s threat to AOC came after the New York Democrat wrote “Impeach” on Twitter Jan. 6. He replied, “Assassinate AOC.”
Prosecutors also allege that Miller threatened in a Facebook post on Jan. 16, 10 days after the riot, that the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt was “not going to survive long” and he would “hug his neck with a nice rope.”
Prior to the riot, Miller had Facebook posts in which he said he was going to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, bringing “a grappling hook and rope and a level 3 vest, helmets, mouth guard and bump cap.” He also claimed that on previous trips to D.C. to support Trump he had “a lot of guns.”