O’Rourke Calls FBI After Death Threat From GOP Rep

Newsweek reports:

A Texas Republican lawmaker has been reported to the FBI for a tweet in which he appeared to threaten presidential contender Beto O’Rourke after he had made an impassioned plea for tougher gun restrictions.

Rep. Briscoe Cain was reacting to O’Rourke’s statement that he would push for a ban on the possession of certain military-style rifles used in mass shootings in Texas, including in his home town of El Paso, which left 22 people dead, and Odessa and Midland, which killed eight.

Cain’s tweet was removed by Twitter, which said in a statement that it violated its rule that “you may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people,” the Dallas Morning News reported. CNN correspondent Leyla Santiago tweeted that the O’Rourke campaign had informed her that Cain’s remark would be reported to the FBI.

Briscoe Cain first appeared on JMG back in March when a Texas teacher got death threats after he publicly accused her of giving her class an “anti-Trump assignment.”