Man who stormed U.S. Capitol charged with threatening to assassinate Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

 Man who stormed U.S. Capitol charged with threatening to assassinate Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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A Dallas-area man who joined a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this month has been charged with making a death threat in a social media post against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Garret Miller, 34, of Richardson, Texas was arrested earlier this week on multiple charges related to the Capitol riot, according to a federal complaint.

Miller’s attorney, Clinton Broden, told CNBC that the charges against his client were upgraded to include a threat charge on Tuesday, a day before he was arrested in Richardson. The upgraded charge came relatively soon after the initial complaint was filed in Washington, D.C. federal court, Broden said.

The other charges include entering or remaining in any restricted buildings or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorder

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