January 6 Rioter who Threatened AOC Sentenced to 38 Months

February 23, 2023

Garrett Miller of Richardson, Texas was sentenced to 38 months in prison Wednesday for charges related to the deadly January 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.

The charges against 36-year-old Miller included assaulting a police officer and interstate threat to injure or kidnap. He was “at the forefront of every barrier overturned, police line overrun, and entryway breached within his proximity,” during the January 6 riot, according to a statement released by the Justice Department.

Prior to entering the Capitol Building, Miller was detained twice, and was handcuffed at one point, but was released after saying he would leave.

Instead, he stayed at the riot scene—even “recording himself talking about a revolution,” according to the DOJ,

Miller then forced his way past the United States Capitol Police (USCP) and entered the Rotunda. He had made it all the way to the old Senate Chamber before being turned back to the Rotunda. 

“As the line of USCP and Metropolitan Police Officers (‘MPD’) attempted to remove the rioters, Miller stayed on the front lines, assaulted an MPD Sergeant, and engaged in a physical altercation with no fewer than six officers,” said the DOJ. 

After being ejected from the building, Miller continued to watch the riot until finally leaving the Capitol grounds after 5:00 pm.

After the riot had concluded, Miller made a death threat against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who is popularly known as “AOC.”

According to the Justice Department, “At 7:26 p.m., in response to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s social media post to ‘Impeach,’ Miller directly responded: ‘Assassinate AOC.’ Following the riot and up until his arrest, Miller continued to discuss his desire to ‘start assassinating,’ [and] bragged to his friends about how he ‘terrified [c]ongress.’”

Among the others Miller had threatened on social media were Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and then-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

The DOJ further said Miller had traveled to Washington on January 6 with “rope, a grappling hook, a mouth guard and a bump cap.”

In addition to the 38 months in prison, Miller will also have to serve 36 months of supervised release.

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