Deputy Virginia Attorney General Resigns Over Posts Praising Capitol Rioters
A deputy attorney general for Virginia has resigned after social media posts surfaced in which she reportedly praised Capitol rioters on Jan. 6, 2021 and falsely claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
Monique Miles was Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares' deputy attorney general for government operations and transactions.
On the afternoon of Jan. 6, Miles wrote on Facebook the Capitol attack was being carried out by “patriots," according to The Washington Post, which first reported the news of Miles' resignation.
The office for the Republican attorney general said it didn't know about about Miles' posts until the Post shared screenshots on Thursday morning.
“News Flash: Patriots have stormed the Capitol. No surprise. The deep state has awoken the sleeping giant,” Miles wrote, according to the Post. “Patriots are not taking this lying down. We are awake, ready and will fight for our rights by any means necessary.”