New York man charged with threatening Senators over Kavanaugh

CNNA New York man was arrested and charged Friday by federal prosecutors with threatening to assault and murder two US senators in retaliation for their support of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. The man, Ronald DeRisi, left more than 10 threatening and "expletive-laced" voicemails for the two senators beginning September 27, according to the complaint unsealed Friday by prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

I don't really have a problem with people swearing at their senators. That's free speech. Threatening them is another matter, and we've seen a lot of people crossing that line lately. Not just in phone calls, either. Republicans are getting driven from restaurants by angry mobs, attacked at home, targeted by letters laced with deadly poison, their trucks set on fire, and shot at on baseball fields.

If there are Democrats who do not endorse violence, it's time for them to start calling out both their colleagues and their leadership to make that clear.

I'll do my part. In my local neighborhood, people are complaining that their Beto signs are getting stolen or torn down. "Beto" is a stage name for Robert O'Rourke, a privileged white male who tried to flee the scene of his DUI and wants to impose gun control on Texas and everywhere else.

Republicans: Please stop stealing Beto signs. Allow your neighbors to exercise their free speech rights and support stupid candidates without becoming victims of theft or intimidation.

Democrats: Please stop trying to murder Republicans.

This entry was published Mon Oct 22 01:55:22 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-10-22 01:55:22.0. [Tweet]

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