“We are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay.”
Thursday, New York authorities arrested a man accused of leaving threatening voice messages for Rep. Steve Scalise.
According to The Times-Picayune, the voice message said, “We are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay.”
Carlos Bayon, who lives in upstate New York, “was charged with interstate communication of a threat on a Louisiana congressman and member of Congress from Washington.”
From The Times-Picayune:
An upstate New York man has been arrested on a charge of threatening U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise via a voicemail message, authorities said Thursday (Aug. 2). “We are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay,” the message reportedly said.
Carlos Bayon, 63, of Grand Island, about eight miles southeast of Niagara Falls, was charged with interstate communication of a threat on a Louisiana congressman and member of Congress from Washington. Authorities did not name the targets, but Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine confirmed one of them was her boss, the Old Jefferson Republican who, as majority whip, is the No. 3 GOP member of the House.
“Whip Scalise is grateful to law enforcement for their actions,” Fine said. “He will never forget how their heroism saved his life and those of his colleagues last year. As he has said before, there is absolutely no place in our political discourse for violent threats.”
Neither Scalise or his Chief of Staff had heard of Bayon prior to the threats:
Fine said Scalise and his staff had never heard of Bayon. Nor do they know his motive, she said.
Both voicemails were recorded June 3. The one to Scalise was received at his 1st District office in Hammond, Fine said.
The other target was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted without attribution. She’s the No. 4 Republican in the House as chair of its GOP Conference. That call was recorded in Spokane, in Rodgers’ congressional district, according to the federal complaint filed against Bayon.
During practice for last year’s Congressional baseball game, Rep. Scalise was shot and severely wounded in a politically motivated massacre. He is still on crutches as he continues recovering from his injuries.DONATE
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