Come on, people, can we stop with this shit already?
A Washington state man was charged Tuesday with threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the latest incident in a string of threats against members of Congress in wake of last month’s health care vote.
Charles Alan Wilson, 64, was arrested at his home in central Washington after he allegedly called Murray’s office on numerous occasions over the last few weeks saying that she “had a target on her back, ” and “I want to [expletive] kill you,” according to court documents. The alleged phone calls stretched over almost two weeks and were said to be in relation to Murray’s vote to pass health care overhaul legislation.
Murray’s office started recording and saving the voicemails, and the tape captured a man saying that “it only takes one piece of lead…kill the f—-ing senator.” The man also said that he would “donate the lead.”
On March 23, the day President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law, the caller said, “I hope somebody kills you, and I hope somebody kills [the president]. Yes, die, dead.”
“Not only do I say, ‘Kill the Bill’ I say: Kill the [expletive] senator,” the caller said.
Not surprisingly, the calls were made as early as 4:34 a.m. — a great time for Glenn Beck re-runs — and came as a total shock to everyone who knew Wilson.
Just as a refresher (because we’re pretty sure this guy didn’t do too well in Civics class), we do have a method for removing elected officials from office; they’re called elections, and they happen regularly. Just relax.