Another Democratic Congressman Threatened
Once again a Democratic politicians has been threatened, this time Indiana’s Joe Donnelly.
Via The Hill:
An Indiana man was charged Thursday for allegedly threatening a member of Rep. Joe Donnelly’s (D-Ind.) district office staff.
According to an FBI affidavit, Brett Kelling called Donnelly’s South Bend, Ind., office on Monday and allegedly told an employee that the congressman’s staff has been “back-stabbing him.”
“I am going to come and back stab you. I mean literally come down and stab you,” Kelling, 46, told the staffer, the South Bend Tribune reported Thursday.
Kelling, who is being held without bond, has a long habit of calling the office with “irrational, confrontational and…vulgar language” according to staffers.
More attention has been paid to threats that would have been brushed off prior to the attempted murder of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot at a constituent event by Jared Lee Loughner. Since the shooting, multiple Democratic politicians have had constituents who have threatened them investigated by the FBI.