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Capitol Hill Raider Who Tweeted Threats To Ocasio-Cortez Sentenced To 38 Months In Jail

(CNN) — A Texas man was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for assaulting police officers during riots at the US Capitol and threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter shortly after the attack.

Garret Miller, 36, pleaded guilty in December to charges related to his conduct on January 6, 2021. He was detained weeks after the riots—the day of the presidential inauguration—while wearing a T-shirt that read: “I I was there, Washington DC, January 6, 2021.”

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According to court documents, Miller brought equipment with him to Washington, including a rope, grappling hook and mouth guard, and prosecutors said he was “in front of every overturned barrier, breached police line, and breached entrance within his proximity.” that day”. Miller was arrested twice during the riots, according to court documents.

As he left the Capitol building, Miller took the fight to Twitter, according to court documents. In response to a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez calling for the removal of then-President Donald Trump, Miller replied: “Assassinate AOC.”

Capitol rioter Garret Miller's mugshot after being arrested in Texas on January 20, 2021.

Garrett Miller after being arrested in Texas on January 20, 2021.

“At the time I tweeted to the congresswoman, I intended for the communication to be perceived as a serious intent to commit violence against the congresswoman,” Miller said in court documents that are part of her guilty plea. He also made threats against the officer who shot and killed a pro-Trump rioter during the riots, according to court documents, saying he wanted to “put a good rope around his neck.”

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Clint Broden, Miller’s attorney, said in a statement to CNN that the sentence “ultimately reflects Judge Nichols’ careful consideration of the case,” saying his client “has expressed sincere remorse for his actions.”


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