Ocasio-Cortez said. 'And people are going hungry. They are going hungry because we like to use the word lift instead of the truth, which was kicked. And we are booting millions of Americans into. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez kicked things off on Friday with a tweet that terrified Trumpworld. “Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in. With the nearly half-a-trillion-dollar relief package passing in a 388-5 vote, Ocasio-Cortez was joined only by four Republicans, Jody Hice (Ga.), Ken Buck (Colo.), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Andy. Attorneys for Ocasio-Cortez said she was removed from Justice Democrats’ board in June 2018, but she was listed an “entity governor” of the PAC as recently as March 14, according to corporate filings, The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported. Take our poll - story continues below Has There Been Voter Fraud in the 2020 Election? On Instagram Live, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said she experienced a 'very close encounter,' on January 6, where she said she 'thought I was going to die.'Capitol. (Courtesy of Justice Department)' height='220' src='//img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/BB1d4avK.img?h=220&w=300&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=375&y=399' width='300' /> Garret A. Miller posted a selfie on his Facebook page on Jan. 6, the day federal investigators say he stormed the U.S> Capitol. (Courtesy of Justice Department)
Hours after he joined a mob of pro-Trump rioters in the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, Garret A. Miller took to social media to brag about his actions and to lob threats at lawmakers and police, federal investigators said. When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted “Impeach,” referring to President Donald Trump, Miller’s response was grim.
“Assassinate AOC,” Miller, 34, allegedly wrote.
That comment, along with a trove of other posts on social media, led to Miller’s arrest on Wednesday. He was charged with unlawful entry of the Capitol on Jan. 6, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, obstruction or impeding any official proceedings, civil disorder and making threats, according to a criminal complaint. Miller first appeared in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Friday.
Ocasio-Cortez later said on Instagram Live that during the “traumatizing event” inside the Capitol riots, there were moments when she thought she was going to die and that it was “not an exaggeration” to say many lawmakers were “nearly assassinated.”
A spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she feared GOP lawmakers would lead rioters to her: ‘I thought I was going to die’
The FBI was notified of Miller on Jan. 8, according to court documents, when law enforcement sent federal agents a video Miller had posted on Twitter of people roaming the Rotunda and waving Trump and American flags with the caption, “From inside congress.” Days later, Miller posted images of crowds outside the Capitol.
With a subpoena of Miller’s account, federal agents say they tracked down the number associated with the Twitter handle and connected it to Miller, who lives in Dallas County. Investigators then found Miller’s Facebook account, where they found more posts relating to his activities at the Capitol.
On Jan. 2, Miller posted on Facebook that he was going to drive to the rally in D.C., and predicted an event involving violence and unrest, investigators said.
“Some crazy s--- going to happen this week,” Miller wrote. “Dollar might collapse … civil war could start … not sure what to do in DC.”
The following day, he wrote that he was going to bring “a grappling hook and rope and a level 3 vest. Helmets mouth guard and bump cap.” Miller added that unlike the last time he went to D.C. for a pro-Trump rally, he wasn’t going to bring his guns.
On the day of the insurrection, Miller defended the violent mob in several tweets by claiming they were “gentle with police” and “overwhelmed them but did not injure them,” according to court documents. The Washington Post has reported that dozens of police officers were beaten and injured. One officer died of injuries and another died by suicide.U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died after assault on Capitol, protected with a kind touch
Miller also broadcast his exploits in the Capitol on Instagram and Facebook, federal investigators said. In response to a comment on his Facebook page asking whether he was inside the Capitol, Miller wrote that he “charged the back gates myself” and that he knew he was going to force his way into the building “no matter what.”
He also acknowledged that by posting on social media he “just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol.”
For days afterward, federal investigators said, Miller continued to post more evidence of his escapades. On Instagram, he wrote that he “had a rope in [his] bag on that day,” court documents said. On Jan. 11, he posted a picture of himself wearing a Make America Great Again hat in the Rotunda.
Miller also allegedly commented on the fatal shooting of Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from Southern California who avidly followed the QAnon conspiracy theory. A Capitol Police officer fired at Babbitt as she tried to climb through a window and into the office lobby of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Miller hurled online threats at the officer, saying that if he got his hands on him, he would “hug his neck with a nice rope,” according to court documents. On Jan. 16, he wrote on Facebook that “its huntin season” and that the officer “deserve[s] to die.”
In a Facebook chat, investigators said, Miller admitted that he was “happy to make death threats.” And when he was asked whether police knew his name, he said it was probably time for him to “be hard to locate.”© Courtesy of Department of Justice/Courtesy of Department of Justice Surveillance footage of the U.S. Capitol shows Garret A. Miller inside the Rotunda carrying two flags. (Courtesy of Department of Justice)
In addition to citing the incriminating evidence on Miller’s social media accounts, federal officials said he’s also visible on surveillance footage inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. One clip shows Miller inside the Rotunda at 2:46 p.m. wearing a red MAGA hat and carrying a pro-Trump flag and an American flag, with his face covering pulled down below his neck. Another video shows him in a crowd at the entrance of the Rotunda, pushing past Capitol Police officers.
Miller is one of more than 100 people who have been charged with breaching the Capitol earlier this month. Last week, Thomas Fee, a 53-year-old retired New York City firefighter from Freeport, N.Y., was arrested and charged after he allegedly sent his girlfriend’s brother — who is a federal agent — a picture of himself inside the Rotunda. Similar to Miller, many alleged rioters have openly bragged about their exploits on social media, making it easier for federal agents to track them down and connect them to the insurrection.
In a statement to The Post, Miller’s attorney, Clint Broden, said his client “regrets the actions he took on Jan. 6,” calling them a “misguided effort to show his support for former president Trump.”
“Mr. Miller understands that his social media post[s] reflect very ill-considered and completely inappropriate statements made in very divided times and will certainly not be repeated in the future,” Broden said. “He has always been a law-abiding citizen. He accepts full responsibility for his actions and is prepared to testify at any legal or Congressional proceeding. Most importantly, Mr. Miller recognizes the election is over and Joe Biden is President of the United States.”
Miller is due back in court for a detention hearing on Monday, according to the Justice Department.
So now the two are fighting about it well after it became a done deal, each signalling that she had been seething in fury at the other for .. days. Now it's exploded out in public. According to Fox News:
Ocasio Cortez Kicked Off Committee
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back Saturday night after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized her and other far-left freshmen congresswomen for voting against a $4.6 billion border bill that President Trump signed into law on Monday.
Ocasio Cortez Kicked Off
Congress had approved the bill with help from moderate Democrats – and in a New York Times interview Pelosi slammed the progressive wing of her party for not also supporting the humanitarian-assistance measure.
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“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
But Ocasio-Cortez took a different view.
“That public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment,” Ocasio-Cortez answered later in a Twitter message. “And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”
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“I find it strange when members act as though social media isn’t important,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “They set millions of [dollars] on [fire] to run TV ads so people can see their message.
“I haven’t dialed for dollars *once* this year,” she added, “& have more time to do my actual job. Yet we’d rather campaign like it’s 2008.”
What we're looking at now is open warfare. Pelosi dismisses Ocasio-Cortez as an insignificant gnat whose chief political strength is in Twitter followers, and oh, she only persuaded four congress members to go along with her, a miserable four. And that focus on Twitter followers creates a lot of noise, but doesn't particularly translate into votes, she snipes.
Ocasio-Cortez bites back that Pelosi is old, out of touch, not with-it, an old hag living in the past. '..rather campaign like it's 2008'? Such a thrown punch. She also says that she's changing public opinion since, you know, she's a social-media 'influencer.' Seems Democrats can't sell themselves otherwise.
What a striking contrast to all the bee ess interviews the pair of them have given about really liking each other and not at all being at odds.
Remember when Ocasio-Cortez kicked off her freshman congressional entry by holding a sit-in protest at Nancy Pelosi's office? Or that she ran on the argument to voters that she wasn't going to vote for Pelosi for House Speaker, but did anyway, after she was paid off with committee seats?
Nicey, nicey, nicey, nicey statements followed from both Ocasio-Cortez and Pelosi about how the two of them were really the best of allies, two peas in a pod, loaded with great respect for each other. Remember Ocasio-Cortez's and Pelosi's lovebirding one another for 60 Minutes? Remember the Rolling Stone group love-photo on the cover, complete with Pelosi and her radicals all praising each other and fake smiling? Both were pure Democrat propaganda to cover up the long knives in the background. What an embarassment they look in retrospect.
Turns out the two of them have the stilettos and the catcalls aimed at one another and much as they try to paper it over, the bile spurts out. At this point, it's gotten pretty open. The pair can't stand each other. And that, in a sense poses a threat to Pelosi's rationale as House Speaker, as supposedly a great unifier in her party, something she demonstrates most of the time by caving in to the screams and thrown spoons from the Ocasio-Cortez high chair. Since Pelosi didn't cave this one little time on the border funding, she got an absolute tantrum. But now she's finally sick of it.
This is great popcorn stuff for the Republicans to watch, because it's an open rift between the four Democrat crazies, who've been spoiled and indulged up the wazoo up until now (think of that miserable watered-down House resolution on Ocasio-Cortez's ally, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and her rabid and repeat anti-Semitism), and Pacific Heights matron and old Democratic dinosaur Pelosi. Obviously Mamma Pelosi is spotting trouble on the horizon for all of them and starting to put some brakes on.
That's only triggered the House radicals with their bigger mouths on Twitter into overdrive. The ensuing tweet-storm could well become a blizzard. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of leftists.
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