Gabriel Augustin Garcia Wiki – Gabriel Augustin Garcia Bio
Gabriel Augustin Garcia is accused of uploading a video showing his face and saying he and others “stormed” the building to Facebook from inside the Capitol.
He is a former Army captain, who ran for state office in Florida last year has been arrested in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
His age is unclear.
Charges on Gabriel Augustin Garcia
The man, Gabriel Augustin Garcia, uploaded videos to Facebook while inside the building during the riot, according to an FBI statement of facts.
“We just went ahead and stormed the Capitol. It’s about to get ugly,” Garcia says in a video, according to the document.
At other points, he is alleged to have encouraged people to “storm this s—,” called Capitol Police officers “traitors” and, while in the Rotunda, said, “Nancy come out and play,” according to the FBI statement, in an apparent reference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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At another point, Garcia is alleged to have said, “Free Enrique,” which the FBI agent wrote is thought to be a reference to the criminally charged Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio of Miami. It is not clear whether Garcia is a member of the far-right group.
Garcia is charged with one count each of certain acts during civil disorder, aiding and abetting; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to court records.
Garcia, who arrested Tuesday, was given a bond and freed from custody Thursday, his attorney Aubrey Webb said.
“As to the charges, under the Constitution, Mr Garcia is entitled to due process of law as all Americans are — regardless of their political beliefs.
Mr Garcia fought for this country in the Army, in part, because he believed such constitutional protections worth fighting for,” Webb said in an email. “And I will fight to protect him, his family, his career, and his reputation.”
Garcia, a former captain in the Army, ran as a Republican to be a state representative last year in the Miami-Dade area, NBC Miami reported.
He lost in the primary by more than 17 percentage points, according to state election records.