Garret Miller, a Texas man who’s going through federal prices linked to the January 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol, is apologizing for his position within the storming and for threatening Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Capitol Police officer.
The 34-year-old released a statement on Monday (January 25) by means of his legal professional claiming he stormed the Capitol after being satisfied by Donald Trump’s election fraud lies.
Miller had beforehand tweeted “Assassinate AOC” and threatened a police officer who shot and killed a fellow rioter.
“I’m ashamed of my feedback,” Miller’s assertion learn.
“I used to be in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, as a result of I believed I used to be following the directions of former President Trump and he was my president and the commander-in-chief. His statements additionally had me believing the election was stolen from him.”
He continued, “Nonetheless, I absolutely acknowledge Joe Biden is now the President of the US and that the election is over. Donald Trump is now not president and I might not have any cause to proceed to observe his lead.”
Miller says he by no means meant to hurt Ocasio-Cortez.
“Whereas I by no means meant to hurt Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez nor hurt any members of the Capitol police power, I acknowledge that my social media posts had been utterly inappropriate,” he added.
“I need to publicly apologize to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and the Capitol law enforcement officials. I’ve all the time supported legislation enforcement and I’m ashamed by my feedback.”
AOC revealed throughout an Instagram Reside session final week that she feared for her life after a “shut encounter” throughout the January 6 riot. It isn’t clear if Miller is who she was referring to.