Liberal Arrested for Threatening to Murder Congressman Who Criticized Mueller

Kirsters Baish| Not that we needed any more evidence that the left have gone loco, but a Virginia man was recently arrested after he made numerous threats to murder a sitting Republican member of Congress.

The Daily Wire reported that the 38-year-old man from Roanoke, Michael McGowan, was taken into custody and charged with “making a threatening communication through interstate commerce.” This came after McGowan made threats on Twitter to murder Virginia Representative Bob Goodlatte. Goodlatte is also chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

The committee is delving into the politicization of the Department of Justice and the FBI which pushed the Trump/Russia collusion investigation.

It was reported that the threats began in December. McGowan had tweeted Goodlatte saying, “I will do this in full belief I am defending the constitution of the United States. I am not making a joke. I will kill him. Should you believe my doing so would be illegal please arrest me so we can have this discussion in court BEFORE I actually do it. Thank you.”

That series of threats resulted in McGowan’s arrest on Friday, and after he received an initial hearing in district court McGowan was remanded to the custody of U.S. Marshals until a bond hearing could be held Wednesday.

“Federal law criminalizes threatening communications made through the internet or a telephone, and these types of threats are not protected by the First Amendment,” U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said. “As this case indicates, our office will act swiftly to address threats of gun violence.”

RedState noted that McGowan’s threats were but a few of a multitude of similar threats against Republican lawmakers and the president that can be found on social media every day which have been posted by unidentified liberals and celebrity progressives alike.

Taking into account the fact that there has already been one violent attack from the left on Republican members of Congress (the mass shooting attack on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other members of the GOP congressional baseball team), we have to take threats very seriously.