In late January, police arrested Garret Miller who was wearing a t-shirt declaring that he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
According to the Associated Press, Miller was wearing a shirt with a photograph of Donald Trump, and it said “Take America Back” and “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021,” federal prosecutors noted in a court filing Monday.
Prosecutors submitted evidence on Monday indicating that Miller had tweeted “assassinate AOC” at the New York congresswoman after she tweeted “impeach” in the days after the riot. Miller also told a Facebook user that he “just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol” after the user commented, “bro you got in?!” on one of his photos from inside the Capitol.
He also said that the Capitol Police officer who shot and killed a Trump supporter during the riot “deserves to die” and won’t “survive long” because it’s “huntin season,” CNN reported in January.
Despite this, Miller told his mother, “I don’t feel that I’ve done anything wrong and now I’m being locked up,” after he was arrested.
He has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted buildings or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds; obstructing or impeding any official proceeding; certain acts during civil disorder.
His attorney is seeking his release from custody, saying he has expressed regret for his actions.