The FBI announced on Tuesday that they arrested a notorious white supremacist livestreamer after conducting a raid on his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Paul N. Miller, also known as ‘The Gypsy Crusader,’ was taken into custody without incident and charged with illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, the FBI said in a press release.
A grand jury indicted Miller on the firearms charge on Feb. 25, according to court records unsealed Tuesday. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison on the firearm charge.
According to The Daily Beast, Miller has over 40,000 followers on Telegram, a social media messaging app. His videos show him dressed as comic book characters while using racial slurs and sometimes holding a firearm.
“Gypsycrusader clips are funny but his actual streams are total cringe, dude takes himself way too seriously,” a Twitter user said in response to the arrest.
“He often waved a gun around on his stream,” another user noted.
According to The Daily Beast, after Miller’s arrest, other internet extremists groups raised fears that they may also face charges. Extremists worry that the FBI could have access to their names and addresses after purchasing merchandise from Miller that promoted his channel.
Hilary Sargent, an extremist researcher, captured messages from Miller”s supporters worried that they could soon become FBI targets themselves, The Daily Beast reported.
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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.
Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.
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