19. October at 16:07 [Federal Government] Federal agencies arrested a 74-year-old New Yorker on Friday for allegedly threatening two US Senators over their votes for Brett M. Kavanaugh
Ronald DeRisi of Smithtown, N .; Y is accused of telephoning the offices of the unnamed senators between September 27 and October 8, and he delivers vulgar death threats.
"He's a dead man," he said in September, according to an investigator's affidavit. "Nine millimeters, side of the [expletive] head." When [expletive] Kavanaugh gets in, he is dead [expletive] meat. In fact, even if Kavanaugh does not come in, he is dead [expletive] meat. "
October 6 On the day of confirmation from Kavanaugh, DeRisi is said to have told another senator, "You better not pray this guy." "He's coming back in." He called again, an hour and a half later, and said, "I'll get you. «
The US capital police used telephone and bank records to trace the calls to DeRisi DeRisi pleaded guilty to threatening a person in Long Island in 2015
DeRisi has not yet received a lawyer, according to court records Long Island
was assigned to him "Representative democracy can not work if elected officials threaten death because they simply do their jobs," said Richard P. Donoghue, of the US – A nwalt for the eastern district of New York. "The First Amendment – the pinnacle of American achievement – protects debate, repents remorse and dissent, not murder threats."
The allegations against DeRisi highlight political threats that have arisen from the contradictions in Kavanaugh's controversial endorsement. A 27-year-old former Senate employee was arrested earlier this month for allegedly posting the telephone numbers and personal addresses of three Republican senators supporting Kavanaugh. An unknown person sent a threatening letter to Kavanaugh at the Bangor, Me., Home of GOP Senator Susan Collins, who falsely claimed the letter contained poison.
These incidents and the legal but aggressive tactics of activists who rejected Kavanaugh have led Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) And other Republicans to accuse the Democrats of "mob" behavior. However, the activity was not limited to one side.
A Florida man was charged on 3 October for allegedly threatening to shoot members of Congress and their families if Kavanaugh was not confirmed .
According to the Polk County sheriff's office, James Royal stated to Patrick Jr. on social media that, if Kavanaugh is unconfirmed, "whoever I think is guilty, may God have mercy on her soul."
On Thursday in Montana, President Trump praised last year the attack of a Republican congressman from a news reporter who wanted to ask him a question about a pending health bill. "Any guy who can do a body slam, he's my guy – he's my guy," said Trump of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.).
Gianforte pleaded guilty to the May 2017 attack, the day ahead of a hotly contested special.