- A truck with a far-right militia sticker spotted at the Capitol riot belongs to Rep. Mary Miller’s husband, according to a report.
- The truck bearing a Three Percenter sticker was spotted during the January 6 riot.
- Chris Miller, Rep. Miller’s husband, told the Daily Beast the truck belongs to him but denies affiliation to the group.
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A truck bearing a far-right militia sticker spotted at the Capitol on the day of the January 6 riot belongs to the husband of a new Republican member of Congress, according to a report
The truck, which had a sticker for the “Three Percenters” group attached to it was spotted near the Capitol building during the January 6 insurrection, the Daily Beast reports.
In an email to the Daily Beast, Chris Miller – the husband of GOP Rep. Mary Miller – confirmed that the truck belonged to him but denied affiliation to the group.
“Army friend gave me decal. Thought it was a cool decal. Took it off because of negative pub,” Miller wrote in an email to the Daily Beast Thursday.
Miller, who is member of the Illinois House of Representatives, added that he was “never” a member of the group and “didn’t know anything about 3% till fake news started this fake story and [I] read about them.”
A Twitter account, @capitolhunters, which is coordinating research into the Capitol riot first highlighted the presence of the pick-up truck with the Three Percenter sticker, the Daily Beast reported.
—capitolhunters (@capitolhunters) February 25, 2021
The account noted that the truck appeared to be parked in a restricted zone outside the Capitol building which is normally inaccessible for regular traffic.
Subsequent social media users posted photographs of what appeared to be the same truck in Illinois, including one where it was carrying a “Mary Miller for Congress,” sign before Miller confirmed the truck belonged to him.
Rep. Miller, who entered Congress in January, quickly drew widespread condemnation from House colleagues after she quoted Hitler at a rally of pro-Trump supporters the day before the failed January 6 insurrection.
“Hitler was right on one thing. He said whoever has the youth has the future,” Miller said.
The Three Percenters are a militia movement created in 2008 which formed in response to Barack Obama’s election. They have mobilized around anti-government and anti-gun regulation issues, Insider’s Nicole Einbinder reported.
At least one Three Percenter was arrested over their alleged participation in the Capitol riot on January 6, the BBC reported.
While the group insists it is not a militia, the outlet Mother Jones reported that some of its members view themselves as the de facto armed wing of the Trump revolution.
The Three Percenters gained notoriety after members who identified themselves as part of the group were photographed wearing combat gear as the notorious “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.