According to The Daily Beast, a pickup truck that was parked at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 sporting a Three Percenter militia sticker belongs to the husband of freshman Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), who the day before had quoted Adolf Hitler.
Researchers on Twitter first noticed the Ford pickup truck with the far-right militia’s decal parked on the Capitol grounds in footage posted to social media and taken by CBS News.
The presence of a vehicle with a militia decal so close to the Capitol, inaccessible to normal vehicle traffic, raised questions about how it got there—and whether it belonged to any of the hundreds of suspects involved in the deadly riot.
But in an email to The Daily Beast, Chris Miller, Rep. Miller’s husband and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, conceded the truck belonged to him even as he pleaded ignorance about the militia group.
Miller wrote in the email: “Army friend gave me decal. Thought it was a cool decal. Took it off because of negative pub.”
Miller also told the publication that he “never was member” of the militia and “didn’t know anything about 3% till fake news started this fake story and read about them.”
The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Miller had not returned a request for comment by the time of publication.
Per the report, a pickup truck “same make, model, color, and Illinois plate number as the one at the Capitol on Jan. 6 is also visible in a July 2020 photo carrying Mary Miller for Congress banners during a Fourth of July parade in Illinois.”
What appeared to be the same truck was also noted in other photos posted to Rep. Miller’s Facebook page.
Elected last November, Mary Miller, a Republican, is perhaps best known for speaking at a “Moms for America” rally in front of the Capitol one day before the riot. “Hitler was right on one thing: whoever has the youth has the future,” she told the crowd. She later apologized for the remarks and said “some are trying to intentionally twist my words to mean something antithetical to my beliefs.”
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