The feds arrested a man they say called the White House multiple times threatening to kill Biden

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President Joe Biden.

  • A man in North Carolina has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill President Joe Biden.
  • David Kyle Reeves made the threats between January 28 and February 1, the criminal complaint says. 
  • “I am going to f—–g kill you all … I am going to chop your heads off,” Reeves allegedly said.
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A man in North Carolina was charged with threatening President Joe Biden, a federal criminal complaint said. 

David Kyle Reeves called the White House switchboard multiple times between January 28 and February 1, 2021 and threatened Biden and others, according to the complaint.

On February 1, 2021, a Secret Service agent called Reeves to talk about the threats, and Reeves called him back multiple times continuing to make threats, the complaint said.

Prosecutors accused Reeves of saying: “I am going to f—–g kill you all, F–k the White House. I am going to chop your heads off.” 

Reeves also told the agent he would kill everyone in the world and even requested that the Secret Service pick him up and take him to the White House so he “can punch the President in the face, sit in his chair, and stay there until he dies,” the complaint said. 

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According to the complaint cited in a US Justice Department press release, Reeves also called the Capitol Police repeatedly, making similar threats. 

North Carolina Judge David Keesler ordered Reeves to remain in custody. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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A Texas man who tweeted “Assassinate AOC” is facing charges in the Capitol riot, FBI says

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Garret Miller.

  • A Texas man charged in the US Capitol riot tweeted “Assassinate AOC” the day of the attack.
  • In a criminal complaint, the FBI says Garret Miller made multiple threats of violence online.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said she thought she was going to die during the insurrection.
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A Texas man who is facing charges in the Capitol riot posted violent threats on social media, according to a criminal complaint by the Justice Department.

“Assassinate AOC,” read one of Garret Miller’s tweets from January 6, in reference to Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Miller, who is reportedly from Dallas County, was arrested Wednesday and faces five charges that include unlawful entry, violent entry, and threats.

The FBI complaint outlines multiple posts Miller allegedly shared on his various social media accounts, including one video he posted on Twitter from inside the US Capitol Rotunda captioned, “From inside congress.” 

In another tweet on January 6, Miller said, “We acted with honor and we where not armed,” according to the complaint. “We where gentle with the police. They murdered a child,” purportedly in reference to Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran who was shot dead by police while participating in the riot.

While discussing Babbitt’s death days after the attack, the complaint says Miller wrote, “We going to get a hold of [the USCP officer] and hug his neck with a nice rope,” in reference the US Capitol Police Officer who shot her.

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In another discussion on Facebook, he allegedly said the officer is “not going to survive long” and that “millions” of people agree he deserves to die, calling it “huntin season.”

Ocasio-Cortez, the subject of Miller’s assassination call, tweeted about Miller’s arrest, and his threats of violence, on Friday.

 

“On one hand you have to laugh, and on the other know that the reason they were this brazen is because they thought they were going to succeed,” she said.

Ocasio-Cortez previously said of the insurrection that she thought she “was going to die” during a “very close encounter.”

“I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of the day alive,” Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram livestream.

Lawmakers were successfully evacuated from the Capitol during the attack, however five people died, including Babbitt and one Capitol Police officer.

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