Washington, D.C. (Mar 24) – Reports are coming in that Representatives Slaughter, Stupak, and other Democratic House members have been assigned Security Details due to “death threats” being received.
At both Representatives Slaughters New York office, and Gifford’s Arizona offices reportedly had windows broken, and that a member of the ”TEA” Party posted a message on his site encouraging those unhappy with the Health Care Reform bill to “drop by” and have a “good face-to-face chat” at Representative Thomas Perriello’s home. The web site included Representative Perriello’s home address.
Yesterday, Perriello’s brother came home and found someone had severed a gas line to a propane tank that was connected to a gas grill on his back porch.
Also, reports have been released stating that a “caller” had phone Slaughter’s office, Chairman of the House Rules Committee stating, that they vowed to send snipers to “kill the children of members who voted yes,” regarding the Health Care Bill. As a result, the Police department is now providing protection for the representatives grandchildren. Postal Inspector’s and the FBI are said to be in possession of a letter sent to her home in upstate New York.
Representative Stupak has released statements that his wife was extremely shaken by a phone call received stating, “You’re dead; we know where you live; we’ll get you.”
Representative Driehaus has not been excluded from this, what can only be termed as shameless acts, encouraged along by GOP conservative hype and fear mongering.
In an article found on the Cincinnati Enquirer, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) made a statement that Democrats would suffer politically if they voted for the health care bill, singling out Representative Driehaus stating, he “may be a dead man” and that he “can’t go home to the west side of Cincinnati” because “the Catholics will run him out of town.”
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) shouted “baby killer” while Stupak was speaking on the floor, though Neugebauer denies he was directly addressing Stupak. He said he was referring to the bill more broadly.
This is nothing short of insane. These are simply examples of how these right-wing parties such as the GOP and TEA parties, have gone to all length’s to make certain that American’s will live a “life” these parties feel is the “proper way of life” or else. Can anyone possibly want to go out and support these two parties after the last several months in the upcoming elections? Speaking for the civilized population of this nation, we hope not.
With the GOP’s outspoken criticism towards, America’s unemployed, refusal to commit to financial reform and currently obstructing millions of suffering American’s by obstructing a political process, which is inevitable. One would be compelled now to make calls to their elected officials and demand they forego their “Easter Break” and stay in Washington, D.C. and take care of their constituents. This constant “maneuvering” that the GOP provides amongst them, and ultimately recruiting these “whackos” via the spread of the GOP’s word of “fear” is simply irreprehensible.
The FBI this morning, has given a briefing to Democratic leaders on how to handle any and all threats received.
The following excerts were obtained via taped phone messages left on Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) answering machines. CBS News has the full audio transcript available.
On such call the caller states, “”Congressman Stupak, you baby-killing mother f***er… I hope you bleed out your a**, got cancer and die, you mother f***er,” one man says in a message to Stupak.”
“There are millions of people across the country who wish you ill,” a woman says in a voicemail, “and all of those thoughts that are projected on you will materialize into something that’s not very good for you.”
source: C-SPAN, and Cincinnati Enquirer, CBSNews