FBI Files Show More Threats On Members Of Congress
Justin Elliott | May 25, 2010, 8:31AM
Politico adds several more names to the growing list of members of Congress who have recently received death threats over political positions.
FBI documents from closed cases show members of both parties — but more Dems than Republicans — received threats in 2009.
I voted for you,” the caller said in a voice mail to Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler’s district office. “If you vote for that stimulus package, I’m gonna kill you. Simple as that.” …Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were threatened with assassination. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas) were threatened with bodily harm. Someone told Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) that her throat would be cut. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) was told someone would physically “f— her up” if she held a town hall meeting in her district, according to the FBI files.
Check out our guide to previous threats here.