Growing Number Of Threats To Lawmakers
Vile language and threats against lawmakers, including nasty phone calls and even threats of murder, have tripled in recent months, largely as a result of the passage of health care reform.
House and Senate lawmakers reported 42 threats from January to March, compared with 15 in the last three months of 2009, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance W. Gainer said…Nearly all the threats, including at least three that led to arrests, appeared to come from people who opposed the health care bill Democrats championed and President Barack Obama signed into law last month.
“The incidents ranged from very vulgar to serious threats, including death threats,” he said. “The ability to carry them out is another question and part of an investigation to determine what, if any, appropriate steps to take.”
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