Monique Miles, a now-former deputy for Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares, is the latest public official to face public backlash for comments made about the insurrection at the Capitol.
“News Flash: Patriots have stormed the Capitol. No surprise. The deep state has awoken the sleeping giant,” Miles wrote on the day of the riot, according to The Washington Post, which first reported her posts. “Patriots are not taking this lying down. We are awake, ready and will fight for our rights by any means necessary.”