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Tue Jan 26, 2021, 08:56 PM

California Man Texted Chilling Threats to Family of Lawmaker, Journalist: Feds

Daily Beast
Arya Hodjat

A California man has been arrested and charged with sending chilling text messages to the brother of a congressman, as well as ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos, according to unsealed court documents. Robert Lemke allegedly texted the brother of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) on Jan. 6, the day of the Capitol riot, “your brother is putting your entire family at risk with his lies and other words. We are armed and nearby your house... We are not white supremacists. Most of us are active/retired law enforcement or military.” In a statement, Jeffries's office confirmed that he was the unnamed congressman mentioned in the complaint. The New York Times reported that Stephanopoulos was the unnamed journalist.

The Jeffries text message was allegedly accompanied by a photo of home in the brother’s neighborhood. Lemke allegedly made similar threats to a relative of Stephanopoulos, writing, “we are nearby armed and ready.” The complaint notes that Lemke’s cover photo on Facebook was a photo of the McCloskeys, the St. Louis couple accused of brandishing a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters.

While Lemke identified himself on Facebook as a former U.S. Air Force captain and a retired sergeant with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in California, according to his criminal complaint, both departments confirmed he had never worked for them.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/ex-sheriffs-sergeant-robert-lemke-texted-chilling-threats-to-congressmans-family-doj-alleges

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Reply California Man Texted Chilling Threats to Family of Lawmaker, Journalist: Feds (Original post)
Wicked Blue Jan 2021 OP
Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #1
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #3
Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #5
MagickMuffin Jan 2021 #6
angrychair Jan 2021 #2
mnmoderatedem Jan 2021 #4

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 08:59 PM

1. Decades of demonizing Dems has led to this point.

Thanks to Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 09:07 PM

3. And their messengers on Hate Radio

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 09:10 PM

5. Right Thanks Fox News.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 09:21 PM

6. I'd say it goes back to Nixon, Reagan and Poppy GWH Bush


They campaigned with contempt in their hearts.

GWH Bush was the first to harp on the liberals.

And Raegan got rid of the fairness doctrine which allowed for Newt and Rove to thrive in their smear campaigns. AM radio was ripe for the turdster Limbaugh and his ilk!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 08:59 PM

2. I'm sure

He will be released within a couple hours. Obviously.

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Tue Jan 26, 2021, 09:10 PM

4. Jeffries in on Chris Hayes right now (nt)

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