Garrett Miller of Texas is facing five criminal charges stemming from the Capitol Rebellion, including trespassing offenses and serious threats. According to court documents, Miller allegedly tweeted, “AOC assassination”.
Prosecutors said in newly released court documents that Miller posted extensively on social media before and during the attack, stating that “civil war could begin” and “next time we bring guns.”
He was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Department of Justice. Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to put them in jail pending trial, and a detention hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Miller’s lawyer, Clint Broden, told CNN on Saturday that his clients “certainly regret what he did.”
“He did it in support of former President (Donald) Trump, but regrets his actions. He has the support of his family, and a lot of the comments, as seen in context, are actually misguided political exaggerations. Kind of. Looking at the political. Divide these days, there’s too much exaggeration, “Broden said.
The story has been updated with comments from Miller’s lawyer.