A Pennsylvania man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges that he threatened two members of Congress: Representative Katherine Clark of Melrose and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, federal prosecutors said .
Harry Miller, 62, of Ross Township, Pa., allegedly called Clark’s Malden office in August 2019 and said he was willing to abolish government by spilling blood and killing four or five Democrats, including Clark, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Pennsylvania said in a statement Friday. Miller also threatened violence against Black people “to keep them in line if he had to,” prosecutors said. Before ending the call, Miller called a staffer an offensive name and said the staffer would die in his forthcoming civil war.
“Threatening to injure members of Congress is a crime, not protected-speech,” U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said in the statement. “As the events of the past year show, there are individuals intent on harming our public servants and law enforcement. We will vigorously and proactively investigate, disrupt and prosecute those individuals when they violate federal law.”
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