A Texas man accused of taking part in the Capitol riot allegedly called for the assassination of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Garret Miller of Richardson, Texas, was arrested Wednesday after spending the weeks since the riot chatting away online about his actions, including statements threatening the Capitol Police officer who shot one of the rioters, according to court documents.
One hair-raising tweet directed at Queens Rep. AOC caught the eye of investigators.
On Jan. 6, shortly after the riot, AOC posted the word “Impeach,” on Twitter.
“Assassinate AOC,” Miller responded, using a now-suspended Twitter handle.
Miller made multiple other remarks online defending the invasion, claiming it was “beautiful,” and stating, “next time we bring the guns,” authorities said in the legal documents.
Ocasio-Cortez said during the riot, she was afraid she would be killed.
“I can tell you that I had a very close encounter, where I thought I was going to die,” the Queens-Bronx Democrat told viewers on Instagram following the attack.
AOC herself called Miller out in a separate tweet. “Just wanted to incriminate myself a little,” she posted, quoting another post from the affidavit. “Well, you did!”
Miller’s threat was one of two incriminating comments he made to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet.
He also replied to a post from one of her followers that said all of the MAGA supporters who were in DC should be arrested.
“We acted with honor and we where [sic] not armed,” Miller posted. “We where [sic] gentle with the police. They murdered a child.”
That last line appeared to be based on his belief that Ashli Babbitt, 35, the woman shot while trying to climb through a broken window in the House chamber, was a 16-year-old girl.
Far from being “gentle” with Capitol Police, the rioters killed Officer Brian Sicknick as they stormed the Capitol. And Miller appears to have wanted to target the officer who shot Babbitt as well. In a Jan. 16 Facebook post, he claimed “millions” of people agreed with him that the officer “deserve to die” “so its [sic] huntin season.”
“Well we got the traitor cop as a target and as long as we don’t shoot him we don’t get accused of firing the first shot. He shot first. His death prevents civil war by liberal history teller arguments,” he wrote in another Jan. 16 post, authorities said.
Miller, 34, was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted buildings or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; obstructing or impeding any official proceeding; certain acts during civil disorder; and making threats.
“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, according to the Dallas Morning News.