Skip to comments.Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
Posted on 10/18/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT by markomalley
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 Cruzs 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, Cruzs spokesman, said, Were aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.
I cant 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 Cruzs 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.
Police Investigating Graphic, Violent Threats Made Against Ted Cruz: Go the F*** Back to Canada, Else You and [Your] Family Will Pay
Cruz is here to say, and that drives the left NUTS!
He and Sarah make them cuckoo for cocoa puffs! Heh.
What they’re saying about him on Twitter:
Here’s his Twitter account (all his comments still there including Ted Cruz’ home address:
I’m sure Holder has the FBI focused like a laser on this threat. Neither Holder or the resident will rest until this person is brought to justice and given a job as an ObamaCare Navigator.
Lots of Troy Gilmore Jr’s out there, Orlando has a couple interesting ones:
Well if this dude wants Cruz to go back to Canada then Obama must return to Kenya where he belongs.
Actually, he might already have a job as a TSA agent.
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twitter and facebook are evil
You fellas keep pushing it.
“twitter and facebook are evil”
No just must of the users.