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Man who threatened to kill Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter faces charges in Capitol attack

2021-01-24T14:43:29.619Z

Garret Miller, 34, is one of at least 119 people charged in the violent break-in to Congress on January 6.



By Nicole Acevedo - NBC News

A Texas man who posted numerous comments and images on social media showing him participating in the assault on the Capitol on Jan.6, and who tweeted for the murder of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been arrested, according to the department. of Justice of the United States. 

Garret Miller, 34, was taken into custody Wednesday and held in the Dallas County jail before being transferred to federal custody Friday morning.

Miller now faces charges in the United States District Court related to the robbery of the Capitol.

The charges against him include knowingly entering and staying in restricted buildings without legal authorization, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Hill, obstructing and impeding official proceedings, and engaging in acts of civil disorder.

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Miller is one of

at least 119 people facing federal charges

in connection with crimes committed during the Capitol riots.

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The FBI first received a notification from security forces on January 8 stating that Miller posted a video on his Twitter account from inside the Capitol.

The 14-second video posted on January 6 with the title

From Inside Congress

shows a panning of a crowd inside the Rotunda of the building with people waving pro-Trump and US flags.

Upon further investigation, authorities found that Miller's Facebook account had "many posts related to his involvement in criminal activity on Capitol Hill," according to the criminal complaint.

Five days after breaking into Congress, Miller posted photos of himself in the roundabout wearing a pro-Trump hat.

The images appear to match some of the surveillance video from that part of the building obtained by the police.

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In response to comments left on his Facebook page, Miller acknowledged several people who had participated in the pro-Trump riots.

In a tweet, Miller threatened to "carry guns" next time, according to the complaint.

This photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Garret Miller, who was arrested for allegedly participating in the invasion of the federal Capitol earlier this month and posting violent threats, including an incitement to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes of NY.

Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP.

In a series of tweets in response to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, Miller claimed that the attackers acted “with honor and we were not [sic] armed.

We were [sic] kind to the police, ”the criminal complaint reads.

Then he tweeted: "Kill AOC."

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In addition to posting his own actions on Capitol Hill on social media, Miller also spoke about the woman shot by a Capitol police officer during the pro-Trump attack.

Miller stated, according to the criminal complaint: "We are going to contact [the USCP officer] and hug his neck with a nice rope."

A hearing for his detention is scheduled for Monday, according to the Justice Department. 

Source: telemundo

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