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Illinois House passes resolution condemning state rep. for ‘standing with insurrectionists’

The Illinois state House passed a resolution condemning one of its own for his reported involvement in the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.

The legislation condemning state Rep. Chris Miller (R) passed Thursday by a 57-36 margin, with five lawmakers voting present. The bill says Miller “violated his oath to the Constitution of the United States of America [by] actively and publicly promoting the actions of an internationally recognized para-military hate group” and promoting “his role, in a rally that led to a violent insurrection of the Capitol of the United States of America.”

Miller has come under fire for appearing to support the Three Percenters militia, members of which have been charged over their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Miller’s truck was seen in Washington on the day of the riot with a decal of the Roman numeral three surrounded by stars, the symbol of the right-wing militia. 

He also said at a virtual rally that day that supporters of then-President Trump were “engaged in a great cultural war to see which worldview will survive. Whether we will remain a free people under free market capitalism or whether they will put us under the tyranny of socialism and communism and dangerous Democrat terrorists.” 

Miller did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

The vote underscores the lengths to which the failed January insurrection has divided the nation, seeping down to state legislatures across the country.

More than 300 people have been charged for their involvement in the riot, including a number of active and former members of the military and at least one state legislator, who serves in West Virginia. The riot unsuccessfully sought to halt Congress’s certification of the Electoral College results from the 2020 presidential election.

Tags capitol hill riot Chris Miller Donald Trump three percenters United States Capitol

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