James Amos Headley, the San Antonio, Texas man who threated Senator Ted Cruz and his family is scheduled to be in court this week.
I told you about Headley last week.
He’s the Donald Trump supporter who grew so upset with Cruz’s failure to back Trump on every policy, that he called Cruz’s office and threatened the life of the senator, as well as the lives of his wife and two young daughters.
“Pretty soon you’re gonna be running for your life, just hope your family is not with ya because I’m not gonna insult them, I’m gonna kill them, right after I shoot you right in front of them,” said the message, according to the affidavit filed July 14 by FBI Special Agent Ronda Clark.
Mr. Headley, who lives near San Antonio in Universal City, admitted to agents that he left the message, saying it happened after he mowed his yard and then went inside his house to rest and watch the news.
He became “upset with T.C.’s position on different policies and decided to call and leave a message demonstrating an intent to impede and intimidate a U.S. Official,” the affidavit said.
This is a man whose Trumpism has rotted his brain, right down to the stem.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth S. Chestney will conduct the detention hearing in Headley’s case at 9:30am on Wednesday morning, in federal court.
Headley is facing a 10 year sentence, if convicted.
The greater concern is that Headley is not an isolated case.
Earlier this month, a Nebraska man was arrested for threatening the life of Iowa Senator Joni Ernst.
Another man left a threatening note near the office of Nevada Senator Dean Heller, incensed over possibly losing his health insurance.
And in June, a crazed man stalked, then opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, seriously injuring Senate Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
There has been some talk about letting lawmakers carry weapons for their protection. That needs to happen, sooner, rather than later.
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