Retiring GOP Rep: Death Threats From Cultists Are “Detriment To Getting Good People To Run” [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

Outgoing Rep. Fred Upton on Sunday said fellow Republicans may find it difficult to unite the various wings of the party if they prevail in taking back the House in the November midterms.

Upton (R-Mich.) said he is confident that House Republicans will have a majority next year, but it is the open question of how large their numbers will be that could prove pivotal.

Earlier this month, Upton opted to retire rather than seek reelection following redistricting. He was one of a small group of House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump in January 2021 and who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure package later that year.

Axios reports:

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said on Sunday that death threats — like those he received for voting for infrastructure spending — could “be a detriment getting good people to run” for Congress.

Upton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he received death threats for voting in favor of the infrastructure bill, which he noted was at one point a Republican bill.

“It puts you at risk, particularly when they threaten not only you … but when they threaten your spouse or your kids or whatever, that’s what really makes it frightening,” Upton said.