Yeah – yeah. I know I was going to take a short break from Freeperville, but…
Let’s make it a short one, anyway – starting with “I sowwy.”
Capitol rioter Garret Miller says he was following Trump’s orders, apologizes to AOC for threat
cnbc.com ^ | January 25, 2021 | Dan Mangan
Posted on 1/25/2021, 7:30:00 PM by lowbridge
A Texas man charged with invading the Capitol and threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday that he was effectively following then-President Donald Trump’s orders when he joined a mob that stormed Congress on Jan. 6.
Garret Miller also apologized to Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for writing “Assassinate AOC” in a Twitter post. He said he would be willing to testify to Congress or in a trial about the riot.
MIller is one of dozens of people charged with participating in the riot, which began shortly after Trump held a rally outside the White House, where he urged supporters to pressure Congress to reject the election of Joe Biden as president.
In a statement released by defense attorney Clinton Broden, Miller said he had been motivated by Trump’s false claims about having been cheated out of reelection by ballot fraud and said, “I am ashamed of my comments.”
U.S. could be headed for an era of increased political violence: Hayden Center
“I was in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, because I believed I was following the instructions of former President Trump and he was my president and the commander-in-chief. His statements also had me believing the election was stolen from him,” Miller said.
“Nevertheless, I fully recognize Joe Biden is now the President of the United States and that the election is over. Donald Trump is no longer president and I would not have any reason to continue to follow his lead.”
“While I never intended to harm Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez nor harm any members of the Capitol police force, I recognize that my social media posts were completely inappropriate. They were made at a time when Donald Trump had me believing that an American election was stolen,” he said
To: lowbridgeI smell BS from this one.
That’s the smell of your post.
President Trump never said or suggested any such thing.
He was just joking about “if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.”
Also about having the mob go to the Capitol. What a kidder
Perhaps he meant Madonna, or one of the other liberal celebrities, or that play in New York, that suggest violence against President Trump.
He wanted Madonna to go to the Capitol and “fight like hell”? Or a “play in New York”? That’s quite a commute.
Must have missed that in the transcript.
Seems to me FBI and media are planting evidence. This is the second person who has claimed they were “following Trump’s orders” on Jan 6.
Maybe because it’s only the second one they tracked down and caught? Hmmmm….
To: Eagle of Liberty
Now this guy was also “following Trump’s orders.”
Think we just found the House Democrats’ prosecution strategy.
Why indeed? Preposterous!