Texan Arrested in Threat to Assassinate Ocasio-Cortez

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When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted “Impeach,” referring to President Donald Trump, Garret A. Miller wrote “Assassinate AOC.”  Hours after he joined a mob of pro-Trump rioters in the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, Miller, 34, took to social media to brag about his actions, lob threats at lawmakers and police, and threaten to assassinate Ocasio-Cortez, reports The Washington Post. That comment, along with a trove of other posts on social media, led to Miller’s arrest on Wednesday. He was charged with unlawful entry of the Capitol on Jan. 6, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, obstruction or impeding any official proceedings, civil disorder and making threats, according to a criminal complaint. Miller first appeared in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Friday and is due back in court for a detention hearing on Monday, according to the Justice Department.

Miller is one of more than 100 people who have been charged with breaching the Capitol earlier this month. Similar to Miller, many alleged rioters have openly bragged about their exploits on social media, making it easier for federal agents to track them down and connect them to the insurrection.

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