A man was arrested last week for allegedly making a death threat to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) earlier this year, just days after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. Authorities arrested Eugene Huelsman last week in the Los Angeles area on an indictment returned in May by a federal grand jury in Pensacola, Fla., court records show. Federal prosecutors say that on Jan. 9, Huelsman called the office of someone described in the indictment solely as “M.G.” and issued threats to him and his family.
“Tell [M.G.] to watch his back, tell him to watch his children,” Huelsman allegedly said, according to the indictment. “I’m coming for him… I’m gonna f—ing kill him… I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your f—ing kids too.” The arrest came within a day or two of the Republican congressman taking to the House floor last week to complain that the Justice Department wasn’t being aggressive enough in dealing with threats against him.
Read the full article. Gaetz says the man arrested in California and the Twitter user he complained about on the House floor last week (video below) are not the same person. Gaetz, 39, has no known children, contrary to the arrested man’s alleged threat.
A man was arrested last week for allegedly making a death threat to Rep. Matt Gaetz earlier this year, just days after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol https://t.co/tDDbzk21PX
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