The Houston Chronicle

Police and FBI probe threat against U.S. Senator Cruz
The Houston Chronicle

U.S. Capitol Hill Police and the FBI are looking into series posts made against the Texas Republican by a person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., who used the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and described himself as a military veteran.

Troy Gilmore posted Cruz’s Houston home address and other statements, including, “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home,” and “What goes around comes around CRUZ,” according to The Hill.

Many of the messages were posted while Congress was negotiating to raise the nation’s borrowing authority and to find a way to reopen the government after a two-week shutdown.

Cruz, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party movement, has been a leading critic of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law which was a focal point of the fiscal fight in Congress.

« It’s an active investigation, » said Officer Shennell Antrobus, a spokesman for the Capitol Police. He declined to elaborate on the credibility of the threats.

La bonne gauche aime beaucoup la diversité… sauf la diversité d’opinion…

M’enfin, quand les politiciens et les médias démocrates répètent ad nauseam que le Tea Party est une organisation terroriste, il faut s’attendre à ce que ces accusations incitent certaines personnes à passer à l’action.