Would-Be Capitol Bomber Targeted Dem Muslim Rep

The Montgomery Advertiser reports:

An Alabama man who parked a truck filled with Molotov cocktails and a cache of firearms just blocks from the U.S. Capitol last week had “concerning” handwritten notes that named an Obama-appointed federal judge a “bad guy,” singled out a Muslim representative and listed contact information for conservative media personalities.

In addition to handwritten notes labeling conservative and right-wing media personalities “good guys” and a “Good Girl,” Coffman scrawled a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “We The People Are The Rightful Masters Of Both The Congress And The Courts, Not To Overthrow The Constitution But To Overthrow The Men Who Pervert The Constitution.”

The Indianapolis Star reports:

An Alabama man who police say parked a truck filled with explosives and firearms near the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riots also had “concerning handwritten messages” in the vehicle — including one that singled out U.S. Rep. André Carson of Indiana.

“The indicted terrorist had the means and opportunity to carry out his plans to violently attack, injure and destroy government officials and related offices in our Nation’s Capitol,” Carson said in a statement to IndyStar. “Sadly, as a Black man and a Muslim fighting for equality, I have often been the target of death threats by domestic terrorists.”

The Birmingham News reports:

Other items found in Coffman’s truck and used as exhibits as to why he should remain in federal custody pending trial include a loaded 9 mm handgun, a loaded rifle, several large-capacity ammunition feeding devices loaded with more than 10 rounds of rifle ammunition, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a crossbow with bolts, several machetes, camouflage smoke devices, a stun gun, and the 11 mason jars filled with flammable liquid, which authorities said was the equivalent to homemade napalm.