Prosecutors said Miller threatened to “hug his neck with a nice rope” and that “he will swing.” Miller allegedly sent a picture of a rope tied to a noose to an associate over Instagram and said, “I had a rope in my bag that day.”
Investigators said that when they searched Miller’s home in Texas, they found two ropes, several firearms, ammunition, body armor, and a crossbow.
Miller should remain in jail, prosecutors said Monday. A virtual court hearing on the matter is scheduled for Thursday at federal court in Washington, DC.
Prosecutors also noted in the court filing that Miller was wearing a shirt that said, “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021” when he was arrested at his home in Dallas.
There is no indication that Miller accurately identified the officer who pulled the trigger.
In addition to the racist comments about the police officer, Miller allegedly tweeted, “assassinate AOC,” referring to the popular nickname for Ocasio-Cortez, according to court documents.
He has been indicted on 12 charges stemming from the Capitol insurrection, including civil disorder, death threats and trespassing offenses. He hasn’t yet had a chance to enter a plea.
Miller’s lawyer Clint Broden told CNN in January that his client “regrets what he did” and that his messages were “misguided political hyperbole” influenced by former President Donald Trump.