A YouTube podcaster, Anthony Aguero, participated in the January 6 riot, but has not yet been charged for unlawful entry at the US Capitol. He chanted “heave ho” as rioters were breaking in and entered the Capitol Rotunda and later chanted “our house” on the Capitol steps. Since then, he verbally attacked those who condemned the ransacking of the Capitol. The FBI has declined to comment on whether they were investigating Aguero.
He is associated with Marjorie Taylor Greene of Florida. In a Tuesday livestream, he interviewed Representatives Tom Tiffany (WI), Lauren Boebert (CO), Madison Cawthorn (NC), Chris Jacobs (NY), Michael Cloud (TX), John Rose (TN), Ronny Jackson (TX) and Mary Miller (IL), all Republicans that accompanied him to the border. Aguero stated “I appreciate the Congressmen and Congresswomen that went out of their way to come to the Border to see the crisis for themselves.” He did not answer questions regarding how he was at the border with members of Congress.
His podcast and continued defense of the people arrested for the January 6 insurrection may make him a person of interest to the FBI. The Republican Study Committee organized the trip to the US border recently. They invited media as they made the trip to the border.
Aguero is sometimes known as “Conservative Anthony” online. He often documents migrants along the US-Mexico border and the activities of rightwing activists and militias, including Proud Boys, United Constitutional Patriots also known as Guardian Patriots. He appeared in a PBS documentary “Targeting El Paso”. In that documentary, he screamed at migrants crossing the border and shined a light on migrants’ faces. He told a group of migrants that they “come out like roaches, out of everywhere.” According to PBS, the clip was viewed 160,000 times before Aguero deleted it from Facebook.
He pled guilty to a misdemeanor family violence assault in 2010 that caused serious bodily injury. And he was convicted of felony vehicular assault while he was intoxicated and was sentenced to two years in a Texas prison.