Garret Miller, a Texas man who’s going through federal expenses 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) via his lawyer 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, “However, I absolutely acknowledge Joe Biden is now the President of america and that the election is over. Donald Trump is now not president and I might not have any motive to proceed to comply with his lead.”
Miller says he by no means supposed to hurt Ocasio-Cortez.
“Whereas I by no means supposed to hurt Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez nor hurt any members of the Capitol police power, I acknowledge that my social media posts had been fully inappropriate,” he added.
“I wish to publicly apologize to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and the Capitol cops. I’ve all the time supported regulation enforcement and I’m ashamed by my feedback.”
AOC revealed throughout an Instagram Stay session final week that she feared for her life after a “shut encounter” through the January 6 riot. It isn’t clear if Miller is who she was referring to.