Husband of Hitler-quoting GOP congresswoman parked his militia-stickered truck outside Capitol Jan. 6
Illinois State Representative Chris Miller (R), husband of newly minted U.S. Representative Mary Miller (R-Ill.), Admitted Thursday that his pickup truck was in a restricted area outside of the U.S. during the Jan. 6 riot He said the militia sticker "Three Percenter" on the back window meant nothing.
"The Army friend gave me a sticker," Miller said in an email to The Daily Beast late Thursday. "I thought it was a cool decal. I took it off because of a negative pub." He said he was "never a member" of the militia and "didn't know anything about 3% until fake news started and read about this fake story". Online investigators had connected him to the truck featured in footage from a CBS news report early Thursday.
The Three Percenters, founded in 2008, are a "radical militia group" involved in leading the January 6 siege along with the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and other right-wing extremist groups, the FBI said in an affidavit with a case against the alleged Rioter Robert Gieswein. Their name comes from the apocryphal claim that only 3 percent of US colonists fought in the Revolutionary War, and they fashion themselves as the same kind of tyranny-pounding "patriots".
Miller's wife, Mary Miller, is best known for quoting positively Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at a "Moms for America" rally outside the Capitol on Jan. 5. "Hitler was right about one thing: if you have the youth, you have the future," she told the rally and later apologized when the video of her comments went viral, but insisted that "some are trying to twist my words on purpose to mean something that contradicts my beliefs ".
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