Arrest in threats on Rep. Eric Cantor’s family
Eric Cantor has been a focus of verbal attacks from Democrats and the Obama administration, and has been singled out to be demonized as part of 2012 campaign strategy:
- NY Times: Eric Cantor Is the Democrats’ New Bogeyman
- Democratic Daily: Eric Cantor Becomes New Target For American Dream TV Spot
- Rabbi Schmuley: The Demonization of Eric Cantor
Cantor also is a target of Occupy Wall Street:
- Occupy Eric Cantor
- The Speech Eric Cantor Never Gave
- “Occupy” Coward: Eric Cantor Cancels Philly Speech
Glenn Greenwald even accused Cantor of dual loyalty, or should I say, loyalty to Israel first.
Via ABC News, someone has threatened Cantor and his family:
A Tennessee man is sitting in jail today for allegedly placing two threatening phone calls to the office of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week — “screaming, profanity-laden messages [that] allegedly stated that the caller was going to destroy Rep. Cantor, rape his daughter and kill his wife,” according to the FBI and the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Glendon Swift, 62, of Lenoir City, Tenn., was arrested late Wednesday for threatening the Virginia Republican and his family in two voicemails left at Cantor’s Glen Allen, Va., office the evening of Oct. 27.
Will Democrats be held responsible in the press for overheated rhetoric and creating a climate of hate? Paul Krugman, Paul Krugman? SPLC, SPLC?
As we find out more about the perp, I’ll update, but your help in the comments is appreciated.
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