Anthony Aguero, a conservative videographer and documented ally of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, existed during the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6 and happily credited Donald Trump’s supporters with starting the violent uprising.

Videos shared to Aguero’s Instagram and Facebook accounts on the day of, and following, the insurrection show crowds of former president Trump’s proponents chanting beyond the federal complex, while Aguero is heard speaking and cheering in the background. Aguero appears to have tape-recorded the former video before rioters breached the Capitol itself, and the latter after it happened.

While Aguero verified that he went to the riot as an “independent reporter” in comments to CNN, he claimed that videos shared to his social media pages were originally taped by someone else.

Whether Aguero tape-recorded the footage still readily available to watch on Orbys was not instantly clear, although he informed fans that he “was able to make it inside the chambers” in a Facebook live video on January 6.

Anthony was live.

Aguero went over the insurrection in an another video posted to Facebook on January 7, which saw him strolling through Washington, D.C. In it, he condemned Republican figures who denounced the Capitol attack and referred to rioters as “patriots” trying to “stand up for their country.”

He likewise applauded Greene, the extensively slammed congressional newbie chosen to represent Georgia’s 14 th district in the U.S. Home last November. She was a vocal advocate of Trump and his policies throughout her congressional campaign. Shortly after she was sworn in earlier this year, Greene was stripped of her committee projects for publicizing hazardous false conspiracy theories.

” I stand with individuals like Marjorie Taylor Greene, proudly,” said Aguero, prior to going on to oppose the congresswoman’s false claim that Antifa was behind the Capitol insurrection, instead of Trump’s fans.

” Confess, we were all there. It was not Antifa, and it was not BLM. It was Trump supporters that did that yesterday,” Aguero continued. “I’m the very first to admit it, being one myself. I ‘d be a phony … I would be lying to you guys if I informed you that it was Antifa. I would be lying to you guys if I informed you that it was BLM, that it wasn’t Trumpers, that it wasn’t Republicans that were out here. I would be lying to you.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Congress, U.S. Capitol
Anthony Aguero, a Texas-based videographer and friend of Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, attended the January 6 Capitol insurrection and later on contradicted Greene’s false claim that Donald Trump’s fans did not initiate the attack. In the photograph above, Greene speaks during an interview outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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Greene and Aguero have actually worked together in the past. According to CNN, Greene described Aguero as “amazing” and a “pal” in videos that have actually since been deleted, while Aguero referred to the congresswoman as “one of [his] closest friends” on social media.

Newsweek reached out to Aguero and Greene’s office for comments however did not receive replies in time for publication.

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