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Man Who Threatened Pelosi, AOC Sentenced

A Florida man was sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison for issuing various threats of violence to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Paul Hoeffer, 60, was ordered by a federal judge to spend 18 months behind bars, which is at the lower end of the 15 years court documents indicate he could have faced for the three felony charges of making interstate threats through phone calls to the two Democrats, as well as to a Chicago-based district attorney.

Hoeffer pleaded guilty to calling Pelosi in March 2019 and threatening to come “a long, long way” to rattle her with bullets and cut her head off “Jihadist style,” according to the documents. He also warned the House speaker to “sleep with one eye open.” That same day, he said he called Kim Foxx, a high-profile prosecutor in Chicago, and threatened to “rattle her brain” with bullets. He also hurled a slew of violent threats and a racial slur at Foxx, who is black.

The FBI initially responded to these threats by visiting his home and warning him not to call members of Congress. Hoeffer apologized to authorities and promised not to do it again, according to court documents.

However, a year and a half later, Hoeffer made calls to Ocasio-Cortez, threatening to “rip her head off” and issuing a similar warning to sleep with one eye open.

The number of threats against members of Congress has risen over the last few years, with Capitol Police reporting a 107% increase in 2021 compared to the year before. As the Capitol looks to reopen, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger told Congress the force would need more officers to fill all the security posts.

The agency has about 1,850 officers but needs about 300 more to be staffed fully, Manger said. However, he said he hopes to see the Capitol grounds mostly reopened by the end of the summer.

Original Article: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/crime/florida-man-sentenced-to-prison-for-threatening-pelosi-and-aoc?

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  1. Shouldn”t this give the representatives a clue that what they are doing is not resonating with their constituents and that they maybe should start paying attention and work for the taxpayers instead of against them?

  2. Note to: Pelosi and AOC: If you have to build a wall to protect yourself from the constituency… You might be the problem!

  3. What about the threats they do to US? Like threatening to take our guns and freedoms away? Despite that this is TREASON.

  4. He should have had at lest one charge dropped because it’s impossible to riddle a brain with bullets when that brain does not exist.

    They both should stay on the alert, though, because I]m more then sure there are a few thousand out here that in an eye blink if given a chance would put them both to sleep.

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