Garrett Miller of Texas faces five criminal charges for the Capitol mutiny, including trespassing and death threats. Miller claimed on Twitter that he had “assassinated the AOC,” according to court documents.
In the newly released court documents, prosecutors said Miller had published it extensively on social media before and during the attack, saying that “a civil war could start” and “next time we’ll bring in weapons.”
He was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Justice. Federal prosecutors are asking the judge to keep him in prison until trial, and a hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Clint Brauden, Miller’s attorney, told CNN on Saturday that his client “certainly regrets what he did.”
He did so to support former President (Donald) Trump, but he regrets his actions. He has the support of his family, and a lot of the comments, as seen in context, are really a kind of misguided political exaggeration. “They split these days, it’s a lot of exaggeration,” said Brauden.
This story has been updated with comments from Miller’s attorney.