Man Charged With Death Threats Against Dem Senator

Missoula CBS affiliate reports:

A Kalispell man is accused of threatening to kill Montana U.S. Senator Jon Tester. Kevin Patrick Smith, 45, is charged with two counts of “threats to injure and murder a United States Senator,” a felony. Smith pleaded not guilty to those charges in U.S. District Court in Missoula Thursday afternoon. In the indictment, prosecutors say on Jan. 30, 2023, Smith made numerous threatening calls to Sen. Tester.

In one instance Smith stated, “there is nothing more than to have you stand toe to toe with me. You stand toe to toe with me. I rip your head off. You die. You stand in a situation where it is physical between you and me. You die.”…. “I will never stop….and I would love to destroy you and rip your f***ing head from your shoulders. That is no problem. Call that a threat. Send the FBI.”

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