The New York Times reports:
A man who had an assault rifle was charged with threatening Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, after he traveled to Washington for the pro-Trump rally on Wednesday and sent a text message saying he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” the federal authorities said.
Federal agents said the man, Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., had been staying at a Holiday Inn in Washington and had weapons in his camper-style trailer, including a Glock handgun, a pistol, a Tavor X95 assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
Mr. Meredith was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, according to court records. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
The Daily Mail reports:
Authorities also said Meredith had texted his friends that he wanted to shoot or run over Pelosi. In one text, Meredith allegedly wrote that he was thinking of ‘putting a bullet in [Pelosi’s] noggin on Live TV’. Another allegedly reads: ‘I’m gonna run that c**t Pelosi over while she chews on her gums.’
According to officials, a third text from Meredith, who is a married, father-of-two, says he has ‘a sh*t ton of … armor piercing ammo’.
Meredith was charged on Thursday with making interstate threats to Pelosi, the Justice Department said in a statement. He was also charged with possessing an unregistered firearm and ammunition and is being held until a court hearing next week.
“I predict that within 12 days, many in our country will die,” Mr. Meredith wrote, according to the F.B.I.
And because of our lax gun laws, he can very easily purchase the firearms and ammunition to carry out this threat.
That must change. https://t.co/5RwFUtTqju
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) January 10, 2021
CLEVELAND GROVER MEREDITH JR., who had an assault rifle was charged with threatening Nancy Pelosi, after he traveled to Washington for the pro-Trump rally on Wednesday and sent a text message saying he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” the federal authorities said. pic.twitter.com/My0j9N0x07
— Jan Hofdijk (@JanHofdijk) January 10, 2021