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Justice Dept dismisses as harmless death threat against Republican

They’re coming for you next: A U.S. attorney has determined that an obscenity-laced phonecall threatening to kill a Republican congressman is harmless, even after it had identified the caller.

The text of the phone call:

Gaetz, you pathetic piece of #$%^. Do you know that I could blow your &’^$”@ head clean off your shoulders from over a mile away. Watch your back, &#%@!. You pathetic little piece of #$%^. You got your head so far up Trump’s ass, I could still take it off your shoulders. &’^$”@ you Gaetz. I’m coming after you, &#%@!.

According th Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), the U.S. attorney “made the determination that this was a closed matter, that they would bring no charges, and that we’re just supposed to deal with that.”

Apparently after interviewing the caller the Justice Department decided he had done nothing wrong, despite the fact that it is against the law to make a death threat, and this is exactly what the caller did.

Video of Gaetz’s television interview, including the actual audio of the call, is below the fold.

It appears from this story that parts of the Justice Department approve of death threats against Republicans.


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  • Edward


    People take these threats far too seriously. No such thing as an attack on a Congressmen could happen here in America. No one is going to do him any harm, and this is being blown all out of proportion. The police understand that their job is to protect citizens as well as government officials, such as congressmen.

    It isn’t as though the police in America stand by while people are harmed.
    Law-abiding citizens leaving the Trump rally were victimized by being forced by armed police to walk into a riot in full swing where many were assaulted while police looked on.

    OK, so the San Jose police didn’t just stand by but actively participated in herding Republicans and Trump supporters into a waiting violent crowd, but that is hardly reason to think anyone would be willing to harm a Republican congressman. Even if they did harm him, what is so wrong with the (In)Justice Department standing by, just as the police did in San Jose and Portland?

    Just because the Portland police continually stand down, and neglect their duty, as civilians are beaten by leftists, year after year after year, is no reason to think that congressmen are at risk of being victims of violence. These actions took place on the Left Coast. It is completely different in the U.S. proper.

    It isn’t as though someone would attack a Republican senator while he mows his lawn.
    the Senator is severely injured due to an absolutely bizarre personal attack that occurred in his own [Kentucky] yard, with his own neighbor.

    Be that as it may, certainly, no one would ever be so brazen as to attack a bunch of Republicans in the D.C. area while they practice for a charity baseball game. That is just ridiculous.
    Scalise was struck in the hip and transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center for surgery, his office said in a statement. The hospital said he is in critical condition.

    Well, that is only one person in critical condition and three others wounded. No bad there. It isn’t as though anybody died. Except for the Democrat gunman, but he couldn’t have been a real Democrat, because they don’t believe in guns.

    With all this in mind, if the (In)Justice Department and law enforcement stands by then what is the worst that could happen to Congressman Matt Gaetz and his family?

    Or maybe this country has been fundamentally transformed by Obama. What do we do now that only liberals and Democrats are protected — especially as they are exonerated for committing multiple felonies, as Hillary Clinton was? What do we do now that the police and the (In)Justice Department actively assist liberals and Democrats with political campaigns and violent physical attacks on their opposition? Isn’t this how several liberal governments came to power back in the 20th century? Isn’t this what we expect from communist, socialist, and banana republic countries?

    It can happen here in America. Many things that, 15 years ago, we believed impossible to happen here have already happened.

  • wodun

    I think most of the death threats that public figures get are not serious but that doesn’t mean that the people making them shouldn’t be held accountable in some way. I look at this similar to the way I do public figures complain about people saying mean things about them or to them.

    Grow up, you aren’t special and aren’t dealing with anything that other public figures don’t have/had to deal with.

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