Sorry to step on Goldy’s post, but this kind of crap is getting old. A Selah man named Charles Alan Wilson has been charged with making death threats against Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., according to the P-I:
The criminal complain says Wilson called Murray’s office multiple times between March 22 and April 4 and left threatening messages. He said Murray “had a target on her back” and that he would help others in trying to kill Murray, a Washington Democrat.
Health-care reform was the reason for his anger.
Trying to get people access to freaking health care is not a reason to go around issuing threats of deadly violence. Responsible people know that. Responsible people will decry this and will speak out against violence and threats of violence in our political system. And it better not be any half-assed, “nudge nudge, wink wink, we want you to keep doing it” bullshit.
UPDATE 1:30 PM PDT–From Talking Points Memo:
In the conversation with the FBI agent, Wilson allegedly bragged about regularly carrying a .38 — which the FBI says it later confirmed, along with the fact that Wilson has a valid concealed weapons permit.
Wilson allegedly told the agent that Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) “need to be strung up, and I mean put [in] the gallows.” He called the two senators “Pike Street whores” and referred to Murray as “sneaker shoes Murray.”
Yuck. Just yuck.
After this individual is granted all his Constitutional and legal rights, including a trial by a jury of his peers if he wants it, should he be convicted I hope he gets the maximum sentence, which appears to be 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. We’ll see who he thinks is the “whore” at that point.