What happens when you a are a politician who angers NASCAR fans? Apparently, you get death threats.
Via Talking Points Memo:
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) alerted Capitol Police Thursday after a threatening fax arrived at her office attacking her proposal to strip Pentagon sponsorship from NASCAR teams.
McCollum’s staff tells TPM this is the first time they’ve alerted the police about a threat made against here office since the health care debate.
“Yo, Slut Betty,” the fax, which arrived at McCollum’s DC office Thursday morning, reads. “Shut Your Phucking Pie Hole!”
The fax then goes on to say that “without exception, Marxists are enemies of the Constitution” and “Death To All Marxists, Foreign And Domestic!”
Rep. McCollum’s proposal, which would ask the Army to stop its sponsorship of Ryan Newman’s NASCAR vehicle, is projected to save millions in taxpayer dollars.
There have been no reported threats against Republicans who have proposed stripping funding from abortion, family planning, public television, health care, environmental protection agencies, WIC, the FBI, NASA, state police, education, Medicaid and Medicare.
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