Republican congresswoman’s husband admits parking his pick-up truck with far-right Three Percenters sticker at the Capitol on January 6
- Illinois State Rep. Chris Miller said an Army friend gave him the decal and he thought it was ‘cool’
- Said he didn’t know ‘anything’ about the group
- FBI called group a ‘radical militia’ in charging documents for an alleged rioter
- Rep. Miller apologized after quoting Hitler two days after she took office
- The remark was a day before the Capitol riot
The husband of Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller has acknowledged owning the pickup truck parked close to the Capitol on Jan. 6th with a sticker from the radical right Three Percenters group.
Illinois State Rep. Chris Miller acknowledged the truck belonged to him after it was first identified by an online group seeking to flush out people associated with the Capitol riot.
But he didn’t acknowledge any knowledge about the far right group represented in the decal on his shiny gray Ford.
The husband of Rep. Mary Miller has acknowledged a truck identified at the Capitol the day of the Jan. 6th riots was his. It was identified with a decal of the far-right Three Percenters militia group
“Army friend gave me decal. Thought it was a cool decal. Took it off because of negative pub,” he wrote the DailyBeast when asked about it.
Miller said he ‘didn’t know anything about 3% till fake news started this fake story and read about them’ and was never a member of the group.
There is no information that Miller participated in the Capitol riot.
The truck is parked in a prime location on the West Front of the Capitol, could be seen there in video the day of the riots. On-line sleuths identified the vehicle, which had a distinctive state government tag, after it appeared in CBS News footage.
An FBI affidavit with one of the charges filed against alleged rioters refers to Three Percenters as a ‘radical militia group.’
The same truck can be seen parading for Chris Miller and Mary Miller
Illinois’ newest member of Congress faced widespread public backlash after quoting Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler at a political rally in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday.Governor J.B. Pritzker, who is Jewish, minced no words when he condemned U.S. Rep. Mary Miller for saying that Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler got “one thing” right.”Let me be clear: Hitler got nothing right,” Pritzker said during a COVID-19 press update. “This reprehensible rhetoric has no place in our politics”
Rep. Miller, a first-term lawmaker, apologized after she was caught on video quoting Adolph Hitler just two days after being sworn in. Speaking at a ‘Save the Republic’ rally the day before Congress met to count the electoral votes, she said: ‘Hitler was right on one thing: He said, “Whoever has the youth, has the future.” Our children are being propagandized.”
‘I sincerely apologize for any harm my words caused and regret using a reference to one of the most evil dictators in history to illustrate the dangers that outside influences can have on our youth,’ she said days afterward.
According to the Anti Defamation League, ‘Three Percenters are part of the militia movement, which supports the idea of a small number of dedicated “patriots” protecting Americans from government tyranny, just as the patriots of the American Revolution protected early Americans from British tyranny.’
Founded in 2008, their name comes from the ahistorical claim that only 3 per cent of colonists fought in the Revolutionary War.
Following the Hitler remark but before the apology, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky said: ‘We cannot allow speakers to get up to crowds and preach things that are so detrimental to people of color or Jews or immigrants, and we’ve had enough of that.’
The same truck has been identified decked out in signs for both lawmakers campaign events and parades.
The truck in those images has an identical ‘Herd Quitter’ bumper sticker associated with a conservative cattleman’s blog.
The Millers got Oval Office face time with President Trump in September, with the future congresswoman appearing to wear a Trump sign around her neck. In a ceremonial swearing-in photo posted on her official government website, her husband is wearing a Trump-Pence pin.
Asked abut the truck and whether Chris Miller took part in the demonstration or the riot in any way, a spokeswoman for Rep. Mary Miller’s office responded: ‘Congresswoman Miller has repeatedly stated that she joins her colleagues in condemning the violence that occurred on January 6. She and her family were in no way involved in the violent attacks and she continues to pray for the healing of our nation.’