FBI investigating threats against Democrats after health care vote 24 Mar 2010 The FBI and local police are investigating threats directed at House Democrats following passage of the health care bill, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters earlier today. At least two acts of vandalism are being examined. Hoyer said that he did not know the exact number but estimated “more than 10” Democrats had received some kind of threat or harassment. He added that some posters depict a lawmaker’s face in the crosshairs of a target.
News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
24 Mar 2010
Gas line cut at home of Va. congressman’s brother 24 Mar 2010 Authorities are investigating a severed propane line at the home of a Virginia congressman’s brother after tea party activists posted the man’s address online. Activists are upset about U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D) vote in favor of the health care reform. Perriello’s office said that a line to a propane tank on a gas grill was cut at Bo Perriello’s Charlottesville home on Tuesday. Tea party activists had posted the address online thinking it was the congressman’s home, telling opponents to drop by and “express their thanks” for his vote. [If you’re a corporaterrorist thug and cut a gas line of a Congressman’s home or hurl a brick through a window — you’re labeled an *activist* by The Associated Press. POLITICO labeled the act an *incident.* If you’re *leftwing* and appeared with a Kerry button at a Bush rally, you were *arrested.* See: Guns OK Outside Obama Town Hall; Kerry Pins Brought Arrest At Bush Rally By Lori Price 12 Aug 2009 Bush’s Waffen-SS arrested (and strip-searched) people with Kerry-Edwards buttons pinned to their T-shirts and paper protest signs at his at his GOP-only appearances. But, when a Reichwinger attends a New Hampshire town hall meeting with a gun — merely yards from President Obama — the protester not only gets to remain at the meeting but also gets to be a guest on MSNBC’s ‘Hardball.’]
FBI investigates Virginia incident 24 Mar 2010 Law enforcement authorities are investigating the discovery of a cut propane gas line at the Virginia home of Rep. Thomas Perriello’s (D-Va.) brother, whose address was targeted by tea party activists angry at the congressman’s vote for the health care bill. An aide to the congressman confirmed to POLITICO that a line to a propane tank behind his brother’s home near Charlottesville had been sliced. The FBI would not disclose the details of the incident but said that they have been to the home.
10 Lawmakers Seek Security After Incidents, Threats 24 Mar 1010 Ten members of the House have asked for security protection after passage of the health care overhaul, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said today. Several incidents of smashed windows and death threats have been aimed at Democrats who supported the bill, he said. Today, FBI and local authorities were investigating a severed gas line at the house of Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello’s brother.