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Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:36:12 PM »
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/329397-authorities-looking-into-threat-against-sen-ted-cruz


Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
By Alexander Bolton - 10/18/13 06:58 PM ET

Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare.

A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston.

“What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote.

The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy.

Sean Rushton, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.”

“I can’t comment further on security matters,” he said.

At about 5:30 pm on Friday, @ArmyVet54 posted another apparent threat, urging that Cruz “needs tobe [sic] taught a street wise [sic] lesson”.

The person posted Cruz's home address several other times this month and repeatedly used threatening language.

The apparent threats are not directed at any audience in particular because @ArmyVet54 does not have any Twitter followers. But a search of Cruz’s name on Twitter can find them.

The Capitol Police takes all threats to members of Congress seriously.

“We are looking into that matter,” said Officer Shennell Antrobus, a spokesman for the Capitol Police.

Donte Jamar Sims, a 22-year-old man living in North Carolina, was sentenced to six months in prison in May after he threatened over Twitter to kill President Obama during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

In June, a judge sentenced Jarvis Britton, a 26-year old Alabama man, to a yearlong prison term after he threatened Obama over Twitter.


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Re: Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 08:38:13 PM »
Internet courage.

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Law Enforcement Investigating Threat Against Ted Cruz
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 08:39:52 PM »
http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/18/law-enforcement-investigating-threat-against-ted-cruz/

Law Enforcement Investigating Threat Against Ted Cruz

It’s a twitter threat, so whatever that is worth.

What is interesting to me is the apparent claim that it is an “Army Vet”. It would be very uncommon, if not completely unlikely to have an army vet have such strong feelings against Cruz. Was it precipitated by Obama and Democrats’ continual casting of Cruz and others as “terrorists” because of the shutdown that adversely impacted vets? Or is the tweet itself a typical leftist troll, to make it appear that vets were disturbed with Cruz?

Via The Hill:

    Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare.

    A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston.
    “What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote.

    The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy.

    Sean Rushton, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.”
    “I can’t comment further on security matters,” he said.

    At about 5:30 pm on Friday, @ArmyVet54 posted another apparent threat, urging that Cruz “needs tobe [sic] taught a street wise [sic] lesson”.

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Re: Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 08:50:45 PM »
Probably the same jerk on my local TV station's site who threatened to kill Gov. Perry.

Edit: Merged the duplicate threads into one.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 08:51:33 PM by Atomic Cow »
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Re: Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 09:29:47 PM »
Newsflash - even Obama gets threats against him.

Should the media cover all of them?   Perhaps Cruz is looking for sympathy by making this public, since it's his people quoted, because he knows he crapped the bed on his shutdown nonsense.   :whistle:
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 09:30:26 PM by Carling »
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