I think Adam Schiff needs Secret Service protection and he should bill the cost to Donald Trump.
Courtsy of HuffPo:
A Connecticut man was arrested and charged last week for threatening to murder Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who led the prosecution in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Robert Michael Phelps, 62, was arrested Friday and later released on a $25,000 bond, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Connecticut said in a Monday press release.
Prosecutors allege Phelps sent a death threat to Schiff via the congressman’s website on Nov. 12, 2019, the eve of the first public impeachment hearing. Phelps allegedly said in his message that he wanted to visit Schiff “so I can spit in your face and I want to kill you with my bare hands and smash your sick little round fat lying face in.”
Phelps later admitted to investigators that he’d sent the message, but “did not see the message as threatening,” according to a criminal complaint.
“Phelps stated he had a right to contact members of Congress and defend ‘his president,’” Daniel Heether, an FBI special agent, said in the complaint.
I love it where he claims he did not see the message as threatening.
Because yeah, how could somebody think that hearing that another person wanted to smash their “round fat lying face in” or “kill you with my bare hands” might come off as threatening?
You might remember that last month there was another Trump supporter arrested for threatening to kill Adam Schiff as well. (Link)
Gee, you don’t think that Donald Trump is trying to get Adam Schiff murdered or anything, do you?