A person has been charged for allegedly participating within the Capitol constructing rebellion and threatening to kill Bronx/Queens Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on social media.
The FBI charged Garret Miller of Texas with breaking right into a restricted constructing, disorderly conduct, and obstructing an official continuing on January sixth when Congress convened to certify the election of now President Joe Biden. He was additionally charged with threatening to kill Ocasio-Cortez in a tweet posted that very same day.
In an 11-page grievance, the FBI stated Miller had allegedly incriminated himself a number of occasions with pictures displaying himself contained in the Capitol constructing on January sixth as a horde of pro-Trump supporters stormed the constructing. Miller additionally appeared to have taken a selfie with one other infiltrator from contained in the rotunda. The picture was posted onto Fb, the place one commenter stated, “bro you bought in?! Good!,” to which Miller then allegedly wrote “simply wished to incriminate myself a bit of lol.”
The FBI additionally highlighted a number of surveillance movies taken from contained in the rotunda from a number of views that allegedly present Miller contained in the constructing.
The rebellion led Ocasio-Cortez to tweet “impeach,” leading to a response from Miller’s account studying, “Assassinate AOC.”
FBI discovered extra social media posts allegedly written by Miller, together with a Fb publish on January 2nd that learn, “Some loopy shit going to occur this week. Greenback may collapse. . . . civil conflict may begin . . . undecided what to do in DC.” The subsequent day, Miller allegedly wrote he was bringing with him “a grappling hook and cord and a degree 3 vest. Helmets mouth guard and bump cap.”
On Friday, following Miller’s arrest, Ocasio-Cortez responded to his arrest saying he definitely incriminated himself.
Miller’s lawyer, Clint Broden, advised the Guardian on Saturday that the costs are “primarily based on an inappropriate remark made within the warmth of the second on Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter feed.”
Scores of rioters have been arrested because the rebellion happened, together with these within the New York space. They embrace Dominic Pezzola of Rochester, New York, Aaron Mostofsky, the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court docket decide, and a former New York Metropolis Sanitation employee.
Miller’s cost comes as federal authorities are reportedly mulling whether or not to say no charging a number of the a whole lot of individuals arrested through the siege.