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Calif. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Receives Death Threat Over Immigrant Bill
AP ^ | 1/27/04

Posted on 01/27/2004 7:52:01 PM PST by Jean S

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The offices of Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher received dozens of threatening telephone calls Tuesday, including one death threat, after he authored a bill that would limit health care services for immigrants.

Information on the threats was turned over to police. "It will be forwarded to out detectives," said police Lt. Tom Donnelly.

The bill, introduced last week, would require hospitals to report a patient's immigration status before they could be reimbursed for treatment. Patients found to be in the United States illegally could be deported.

Threatening calls began after the bill was discussed on a New York radio station Tuesday. The office received so many calls they stopped answering the phone, said Rohrabacher's assistant, Kathleen Hollingsworth.

Staffers then listened to voice mails left at the office, one of which said, "I'm coming to kill you," she said.

"This is not just somebody I've angered and who's expressing some hostility. These are gruesome threats that I will be attacked and killed," Rohrabacher said.

AP-ES-01-27-04 2216EST


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; deaththreat; immigrantlist; immigration; rohrabacher
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1 posted on 01/27/2004 7:52:02 PM PST by Jean S
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To: JeanS
Liberals are so compassionate they'll threaten a Congressman with death for proposing a bill to stop illegal aliens from getting treated for free in hospitals. I mean man - the open border lobby folks are unbelievable if they have to stoop THAT low.
2 posted on 01/27/2004 7:53:48 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: JeanS
For its worth, I happen to live Dana Rohrabacher's district. Go Dana, go!!!
3 posted on 01/27/2004 7:55:00 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Liberals are so compassionate they'll threaten a Congressman with death for proposing a bill to stop illegal aliens from getting treated for free in hospitals. I mean man - the open border lobby folks are unbelievable if they have to stoop THAT low.

Well, the open borders folks feel emboldened right about now.

And it's not the fault of a liberal.


4 posted on 01/27/2004 7:56:21 PM PST by Sabertooth (Take the Reagan Amnesty Pop Quiz! - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1065553/posts)
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To: JeanS
.. and this revealed just exactly who are involved with hate and 'hate crimes'...
5 posted on 01/27/2004 7:56:40 PM PST by Zipporah (Write inTancredo in 2004)
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To: JeanS
How dare him try and limit the tax liability of American's from illegal aliens that need these services, while Bush is doing his best to help them.

Go Bush!
6 posted on 01/27/2004 7:57:16 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: JeanS
Did someone let Karl Rove use the phone again? :->
7 posted on 01/27/2004 7:57:38 PM PST by DMCA (TITLE 17 Chapter 1 Sec 107 (HI PRBC !!!))
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To: JustPiper; Gallegos; HiJinx; janetgreen; FITZ; gubamyster; SandRat; WRhine; joesnuffy; B4Ranch; ...
Ping.
8 posted on 01/27/2004 7:57:55 PM PST by Missouri
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To: Sabertooth
"Well, the open borders folks feel emboldened right about now. And it's not the fault of a liberal"

Excellent point..

9 posted on 01/27/2004 7:59:07 PM PST by Zipporah (Write inTancredo in 2004)
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To: Sabertooth
Well, the open borders folks feel emboldened right about now.

Funny, looking at the state of some of our cities, you'd think they would be cowering in some dark basement....

10 posted on 01/27/2004 7:59:58 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: DMCA
Did someone let Karl Rove use the phone again? :->

What the heck is that supposed to mean?

12 posted on 01/27/2004 8:00:21 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Sabertooth
By the way Saber, how you doing on this fine evening?
13 posted on 01/27/2004 8:01:13 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Sabertooth
Yeah, its a Republicrat conspiracy. Never forget!
14 posted on 01/27/2004 8:01:19 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Zipporah
.........just making death threats that American citizens won't do.
15 posted on 01/27/2004 8:03:00 PM PST by Missouri
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To: Joe Hadenuf



By the way Saber, how you doing on this fine evening?

Doing fine, thanks.

You gonna be around a while?


16 posted on 01/27/2004 8:03:21 PM PST by Sabertooth (Take the Reagan Amnesty Pop Quiz! - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1065553/posts)
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To: JeanS
The only place you will read about this is on the net. If it had been someone like ....oh.....say.......myself (rural, white, Southern, male, gun owner), doing the threatening against some liberal judge over some affirmative action ruling, it would be front page news in the usual suspect fishwrappers, and top of the news on CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS.
17 posted on 01/27/2004 8:04:46 PM PST by GaConfed
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To: Sabertooth
Threatening a Congressman's life when he stands up for his constituency: yet another job Americans won't do.
18 posted on 01/27/2004 8:04:53 PM PST by browardchad
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To: Sabertooth
As long as Jim will have me. I have changed my ways, and now I'll just behave myself, and ignore those that attempt to bait justified anger. Oh, and no more humor threads for me.
20 posted on 01/27/2004 8:06:16 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: JeanS
Shouldn't we expect this? The president has sent the message that when it comes to illegal immigration, crime pays.
21 posted on 01/27/2004 8:06:34 PM PST by Moonman62
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To: JeanS
Just waking up?
LOL!
22 posted on 01/27/2004 8:07:56 PM PST by sarasmom (If I get a fake blue card, does that mean I wont have to pay for health and auto insurance?)
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To: Missouri
LOL!
23 posted on 01/27/2004 8:08:19 PM PST by Zipporah (Write inTancredo in 2004)
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To: JeanS
I was a joke meant to imply that Karl Rove will do anything to help Bush and Fox. :->
24 posted on 01/27/2004 8:08:48 PM PST by DMCA (TITLE 17 Chapter 1 Sec 107 (HI PRBC !!!))
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To: JeanS
Staffers then listened to voice mails left at the office, one of which said, "I'm coming to kill you," she said.

I'm sure he's just one of those harmless souls that is just here to do a job no American wants to do.

25 posted on 01/27/2004 8:09:40 PM PST by HennepinPrisoner (Send GWB a message......Write-in Tancredo on Super Tuesday)
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To: sarasmom
No, I've been awake for a long time. The implication that Karl Rove made the death threats is way out of line and without merit.
26 posted on 01/27/2004 8:10:12 PM PST by Jean S
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To: DMCA
Did someone let Karl Rove use the phone again? :->

ROFLMAO!

27 posted on 01/27/2004 8:11:03 PM PST by HennepinPrisoner (Send GWB a message......Write-in Tancredo on Super Tuesday)
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To: Missouri
.........just making death threats that American citizens won't do.

I'm anti-amnesty (er, anti-reward) but whenever something like this pops up in the news, I wait for the other shoe to drop. Just wait, it'll turn out that some mentally-ill 'right-winger' was making the death threats. Never forget, it was Timothy McVeigh who got Bill Clinton rehabilitated in the minds of the American public.

28 posted on 01/27/2004 8:11:16 PM PST by JoeSchem (Instead of nation-building Iraq, President Bush might try nation-running America!)
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To: Moonman62
Shouldn't we expect this? The president has sent the message that when it comes to illegal immigration, crime pays.

Yes, yes, but I am sure Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is just exaggerating these alleged death threats, because those that enjoy this epic, open border lunacy are all respected party members in good standing.

29 posted on 01/27/2004 8:12:53 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Sabertooth
Looks pretty much like it will be another civil war.
Thank God I live in the South!
We can live without AC longer than they can live without heat.
30 posted on 01/27/2004 8:13:51 PM PST by sarasmom (If I get a fake blue card, does that mean I wont have to pay for health and auto insurance?)
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To: JeanS
The implication that Karl Rove made the death threats is way out of line and without merit.

Jean, I'm confident that he was just joking......

31 posted on 01/27/2004 8:14:10 PM PST by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
re: just joking...

I certainly got the joke.

Either she's posturing, or needs a keeper.

32 posted on 01/27/2004 8:17:18 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: JeanS
It was a joke. That is what the :-> means. You will not that I didn't say he made the death threat, he could have made all the other calls disguising his voice each time. I hear he does a great Donald Duck!
33 posted on 01/27/2004 8:17:41 PM PST by DMCA (TITLE 17 Chapter 1 Sec 107 (HI PRBC !!!))
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To: JeanS
I couldn't get past the use of "immigrants" rather than "illegal aliens" in the first sentence.
34 posted on 01/27/2004 8:17:46 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: Gallegos
Dana Rohrabacher should be commened, because he is listening to American Citizens and doing what is right for America protecting us.

I've heard alot of good things about Rohrabacher who is in the Immigration Reform Caucus. I can't say I'm too surprised about the death threats. Alot of drug dealers benefit from the near-open border policy that we have. They use the vast ocean of illegals crossing the borders to swim in. Business would suffer if the borders were controlled.

35 posted on 01/27/2004 8:17:51 PM PST by Missouri
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To: DMCA
OK, I'll take you on your word.
36 posted on 01/27/2004 8:20:45 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Did any one catch Lou Dobbs show today? He had a list of reps that were against the Prssidents immigration plan. I looked on the transcripts but did not see the names listed.
37 posted on 01/27/2004 8:23:29 PM PST by calawah98
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To: sarasmom
Thank God I live in the South! We can live without AC longer than they can live without heat.

What about us here in the border states? Its 10 degrees outside right now.

39 posted on 01/27/2004 8:25:49 PM PST by Missouri
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To: JeanS
The implication that Karl Rove made the death threats is way out of line and without merit.

In the eye of the beholder.

41 posted on 01/27/2004 8:28:00 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Joe Hadenuf; Sabertooth; All
I have changed my ways, and now I'll just behave myself

I like the old Joe better.

42 posted on 01/27/2004 8:28:56 PM PST by Missouri
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To: Missouri
Lock and load.
You allowed the situation to reach critical mass.
Am I supposed to feel sorry for you now?
43 posted on 01/27/2004 8:29:47 PM PST by sarasmom (Lik)
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To: JoeSchem
I wait for the other shoe to drop.

Thats always a good idea.

44 posted on 01/27/2004 8:31:38 PM PST by Missouri
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To: Amerigomag
Are you accusing Rove of of making or having someone else make death threats?
46 posted on 01/27/2004 8:35:15 PM PST by Jean S
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To: JeanS
I wonder if some of the weirdness going on is the work of Mexican government operatives.
47 posted on 01/27/2004 8:38:02 PM PST by StolarStorm
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To: sarasmom
Am I supposed to feel sorry for you now?

It was just a little joke.

We have two republican senators here from Mo. Some Southern states have senators like Edwards and Grahm. Don't forget, one of those stars on the CBF represents Mo.

Time to get back on the subject of the thread.

48 posted on 01/27/2004 8:38:39 PM PST by Missouri
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Hang in there Dana! We're with you, and I'll pray for you, family and staff!
These people are the scum of the earth.
49 posted on 01/27/2004 8:41:23 PM PST by meema
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To: Gallegos
I do hope the drug smugglers business is suffering, they need to be put out of business.

Amen to that. Just think if we got our borders under control what that would do to the price of illegal drugs. The price would sky rocket and maybe some of the drug addicts would kick the habit.

A win-win situation.

50 posted on 01/27/2004 8:43:26 PM PST by Missouri
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