October 21, 2013
On Sunday, the Daily Caller reported that the man under investigation by the FBI for online threats against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was inspired, in part, by Democratic Party messaging material.
The man, identified as Troy Gilmore, Jr., posted Cruz's Houston address on Twitter and Facebook and encouraged followers to "Take down Ted Cruz, at his home."
The FBI said it has communicated with Gilmore as part of its investigation and is monitoring for possible violence inspired by Gilmore’s online writings, the Daily Caller added.
“Given this is a security matter, all I can say is that we have notified the appropriate authorities of the threats,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said.
But, the Daily Caller added, Gilmore's Facebook page links to anti-GOP websites paid for by the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and a Democratic congressional campaign.
"I WILL SAY IT AGAIN LET’S GO TO TED CRUZ,HOME AND KICK HIS STINKING A*S FOR CAUSING THIS MESS.YOU CAN BET HE HAS HIS PAYCHECK AND HEALTH BENEFITS FROM THE SENATE AND CANADA. HE LIVES AT [address redacted], THE F*****G SCUM,” he wrote on Facebook, with a link to a DCCC page demanding Cruz denounce Tea Party attacks on Obama.
In another threatening message on Facebook, he linked to a petition that was paid for by the campaign of Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider.
“Well since Ted Cruz,started (sic) all of this mess let’s show up at his home in Houston,and (sic) slap him around," he wrote.
“Why don’t we all show up at Ted Cruz,house (sic) in Texas,and (sic) beat the hell out of him,because (sic) he trying to be another Sarah Palin,has (sic) caused all of this that has taken place,and (sic) all those a*****e Tea Party Pricks and that Wimpy ass Speaker of the House John Boehner,have (sic) caused this problem in the country,and (sic) they want Obama,and (sic) the Democrats to compromise,” he posted on October 8, linking to a page at the DNC website.
In another message, he encouraged followers to meet at Cruz's house and "kick his f*****g ass," again linking to a page at the DNC website.
After the January 2011 shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, liberals in the Democratic Party and their media allies claimed the shooting was the result of crosshairs placed on an ad by a PAC connected with Sarah Palin.
Now, a liberal, using links to Democratic Party pages, is openly calling for violence against Ted Cruz. And Democrats aren't speaking out.
According to the Daily Caller, the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee did not return requests for comment.