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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:52 PM

Florida man charged with threatening Cory Booker, Rashida Tlaib, Eric Swalwell

Source: Miami Herald

Federal authorities have arrested a South Florida man and accused him of calling the offices of three members of Congress and leaving threatening, racist and homophobic messages.

John Kless, 49, has been charged with making threatening communications after U.S. Capitol Police say he called up U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Eric Swalwell Tuesday and unleashed foul, profanity-laced rants onto their office voicemails.

Kless, according to a criminal complaint, warned Swalwell — a California congressman who is running for a president on a gun-safety platform — that he’d be dead before Americans would lose their guns.

“The day you come after our guns, motherf***er, is the day you’ll be dead,” Kless said, according to the complaint. “Along with everybody in the f***ing government.”

Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article229463414.html

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Reply Florida man charged with threatening Cory Booker, Rashida Tlaib, Eric Swalwell (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 19 OP
BlueStater Apr 19 #1
GulfCoast66 Apr 19 #3
paleotn Apr 19 #10
sandensea Apr 19 #2
watoos Apr 19 #4
durablend Apr 19 #5
juxtaposed Apr 19 #6
Firestorm49 Apr 19 #7
Maggiemayhem Apr 19 #8
rkleinberger Apr 19 #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:55 PM

1. It's always Florida man.

I apologize. There must be something in the water down here.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:10 PM

3. Oh please. So the guy in NY arrested recently for threatening

Drove up there from Florida?

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:08 PM

10. No offense, but it seems....

Florida man replaced California man about 10 or 15 years ago. It's the price of a significant population and being a popular destination.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:56 PM

2. Another one of Cheeto's very fine people

It's a testament to the effectiveness of our law enforcement that more people haven't gotten hurt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:13 PM

4. What color was his hat?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:16 PM

5. But "both sides" have some fine people

Let's not forget that

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:25 PM

6. What a joy the right wing hate radio pushes everyday!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:26 PM

7. And what will be the result of threatening sitting members of Congress?

A good old fashioned tongue lashing or a medal of merit from the NRA?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:50 PM

8. He should have posted it on Facebook

Because they don’t punish threats. Everything I have reported about violent threats, they always say after further review, we cannot find any violations of terms of service. I posted a picture of a starving Syrian girl and we went around and around until I got exonerated. Facebook really adds to the internet lies. It is propaganda.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:58 PM

9. So Republican of him! Mixed in with some Fox News.

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