Republican Receive Death Threats After DC Shooting

Republican Receive Death Threats

As if the shooting Wednesday morning of Republicans, in which a Donald Trump-hating gunman opened fire on them while they were practicing for a baseball game, now GOP members of Congress are receiving threats of more shootings like this one could be on the way.

ABC News reported after the shooting, Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-New York, received a death threat via email with the subject line, “one down, 216 to go.”

“Did you NOT expect this? When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives are forfeit. Certainly, your souls and morality were lost long before. Good Riddance,” the message read.

Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Penn., said that members of Congress are reevaluating the safety of future events, such as the upcoming congressional picnic at the White House.

“You’re going to have members and families and oftentimes there are long lines and you have lines of members of Congress just sitting outside exposed,” he said.

Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., who was at the baseball practice in which the gunman opened fire on Wednesday, said members of Congress should be allowed “reciprocity” for concealed carry in Washington D.C.

“If this had happened in Georgia, it wouldn’t have gotten too far. I had a staff member in his car, maybe 20 yards behind the shooter pinned in his car, who, back in Georgia, carries a 9 mm in his car,” Loudermilk said. “He had a clear shot.”

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