Well, he seems nice.
Courtesy of The Independent:
A Florida man has been accused of threatening to shoot members of Congress and their families if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not confirmed.
Authorities said James Royal Patrick Jr posted a series of threatening messages on social media last week, one of which said, “Getting ready if Kav is not confirmed . . . whoever I think is to blame may God have mercy on their soul,” according to a statement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Mr. Patrick, 53, of Winter Haven seemed to be referring to the Senate’s final vote on Mr. Kavanaugh, which is set to take place over the weekend. Proceedings have become highly charged amid allegations that the federal judge sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were in high school.
Mr. Patrick was arrested this week on a charge of written threats to kill or injure and is being held on a $500,000 (£381,000) bond, according to booking records. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.
“The message is clear: People need to calm down and chill out. The Democrats aren’t the enemy. The Republicans aren’t the enemy. We are Americans – we’re all Americans and this is a great country and has always been a great country,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference on Thursday. “For those of you in the community who think it’s all right to keep running that gum, beating that mouth together, understand this: When you threaten people – not just congressmen, not just law enforcement officers – when you threaten to kill, we’re going to lock you up.”
Mr. Judd said that in several “horrible” Facebook posts, Mr. Patrick threatened to kill Democrats and “weak” Republican members of Congress, as well as any federal or local law enforcement officers who attempted to thwart his plan.
Of course, he’s from Florida did I even need to check?
What a good plan, to kill everybody who opposes your way of thinking.
And you know the really troubling thing is that if this man had successfully changed even one vote through this kind of tactic that he would have been secretly lauded by the conservatives. Or perhaps not so secretly.
The Republicans can bitch about liberals protesting on Capitol Hill all they want, but at least we are not threatening to murder their families.