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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 03:51 PM
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2 men charged with threatening Rep. Bart Stupak
Source: Detroit Free Press

POSTED: 3:44 P.M. JUNE 7, 2010 | UPDATED: 4:44 P.M. TODAY
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2 men charged with threatening Rep. Bart Stupak
BY TODD SPANGLER
FREE PRESS WASHINGTON STAFF


WASHINGTON A 73-year-old Michigan man and his son who lives in Colorado have been accused of sending U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak a letter threatening to spill the blood of the congressman and his family for his vote in favor of the health care reform legislation in March.

Barbara McQuade, the U.S. attorney in Detroit, said today that both Russell Hesch, a frequent critic of Stupaks who lives in West Branch in the northern Lower Peninsula, and his son, David Hesch, 50, of Loveland, Colo., have been arrested and charged in criminal complaint with conspiring together to threaten to assault, kidnap or murder a U.S. official in connection with his duties.

Stupak, 58, lives in Menominee in the Upper Peninsula and has represented the district since 1993. A Democrat, he announced this spring he was retiring at the end of his term following his controversial vote for the health care reform legislation. He had been seen as a possible swing vote to kill the bill before President Barack Obama agreed to issue an executive order saying no federal dollars would be used to provide abortions.

Stupaks decision to support the legislation was seen by many abortion opponents as a betrayal.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2010060...
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 04:02 PM
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1. i was anticipating Clinton and Emmanuel.
:sarcasm:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 04:52 PM
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5. How do we know that the culprit wasn't offered a job by Rahm?
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 04:13 PM
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2. Loveland man charged in threat against Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak
Loveland man charged in threat against Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak
Health care law cited as reason for threats
BY NATE TAYLOR NateTaylor@coloradoan.com June 7, 2010

A Loveland man and his father have been charged in a federal criminal complaint for conspiring to threaten, assault, kidnap or murder Democratic U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak of Michigan.

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the charges today against David Hesch, 49, of Loveland, and his father Russell Hesch, 73, of West Branch, Mich.
The pair were upset over Stupak's vote in favor of the health care reform bill signed in March and sent a threatening letter to Stupak's office, according to prosecutors. The letter was sent from Russell Hesch to his son David Hesch, who then sent the letter to Stupak from Denver, according to a federal criminal complaint.

In the letter, which is signed "The Devil within us," the writer made explicit threats against Stupak and his family.

The letter states the following: "You wanted to get some Washington paint for the bridge? Not to worry, I will paint the Mackinaw Bridge with the blood of you and your family members. I will not say when and with who but I will save your blood for the high towers toward the end of this project. You will live long enough to truly experience the the unfortunate but definite consequences of your decision. You will watch your world slowly crumble and erode around you. Things that used to be important won't seem so important anymore."

According to a criminal complaint sworn out by FBI Special Agent Travis E. Lloyd, Russell Hesch admitted to writing the letter and e-mailing it to David Hesch so that his son could then mail it to Stupak. David Hesch mailed the letter from Denver with hopes of avoiding the letter being traced back to him, Lloyd said in the complaint.

More:
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100607/UPDATES01/10...
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 04:38 PM
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3. Those are very vile words they wrote.
I'm glad the FBI took these two seriously, because they sound like did mean business.

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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 04:53 PM
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6. Let me guess. Russell Hesch is on Medicare, right?
and he wants the government to keep its paws off his Medicare!
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 04:43 PM
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4. Good, glad to hear this. n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 04:58 PM
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7. We've gone from teh stupid to teh crazy.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:09 PM
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:18 PM
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9. Terrorists !!!
Probably got the idea from Glen Beck.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:48 PM
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10. Had to add this:


This is directly from The Denver Channel:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/23821417/detail.ht...
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:55 PM
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11. health insurance reform...
is a big shit sandwich, but this is over the top.
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