According to CNN, a close ally of controversial freshman Congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor took part in the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Conservative activist Anthony Aguero, who attended many pro-Trump rallies with Greene and worked closely with her on a number of issues, including immigration and the border wall, confessed on video to storming the Capitol. He also wanted to make it clear that Antifa was not involved despite some on the right, including Greene who continues to blame the violence on left wing groups.
“We were all there. It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. It was Trump supporters that did that yesterday. I’m the first to admit it, being one myself,” Aguero said in a video posted the day after the deadly riot. “I walked amongst all those people,” he added.
In a live stream while leaving the Capitol Aguero said, “these politicians are not going to continue to get away with the abuse as they’ve been doing. We will continue to press on these individuals,” adding “a message was sent.”
“The National Guard has just been called in,” he continued. “A woman was shot in the face earlier. There was blood all over the floor. I recorded it for y’all. I could not go live during the whole event because the signal was either jammed purposely or there was just too many, too many people out there. Guys, I was able to make it inside the chambers and I have footage that I’m going to provide for you guys as we made our way in there.”
Greene and Aguero appeared to have a very cozy relationship evidenced by their social media posts and videos in which she repeatedly calls him “amazing” and a “friend.” Aguero has called Greene “one of my closest friends.”
Aguero confirmed to CNN that he was in the Capitol on Jan. 6 but claimed he was an “independent journalist” covering the event.