Congressman Reportedly Threatened

It seems a freshman Congressman is getting threats serious enough to involve Capitol Hill Police.

I am sure I disagree with him on a number of issues but am saddened by some of the comments from the left that seem to suggest they find violence fine as long as it’s against someone they disagree with (and obviously the reverse is true and I am sure similar comments would be made in such a situation).

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Author: PATRICK EDABURN, Assistant Editor

  • The_Ohioan

    Blog commenters are notoriously partisan :-) , so don’t be sad. Rep. Mullin has had a fairly serious run in with the ATF which could indicate this threat might be from outside the realm of politics.

  • rudi

    What Leftist comments are a threat? The only link is from the Hill. The first comment accuse obamama’a thugs.

    Mafia Queen • 10 hours ago

    This is just Obama’s thugs making sure that Mullin understands who is the boss in Washington DC.

  • rudi

    This local link implies the threat as local and from a letter, not the Internet.
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20130120_12_A3_ULNSbt889480

  • The_Ohioan

    A document filed Jan. 11 says Miles was “administratively discharged” from 12&12, a substance-abuse rehabilitation facility, for rule violations on Dec. 18 and that he tested positive for methamphetamine on Dec. 26.

    The same document says Miles’ friends and family expressed concern to the U.S. Probation Office about Miles’ deteriorating mental condition, including paranoia. On Jan. 7, Miles told a probation officer that “he was going to a friend’s residence and that he might get a gun,” according to the pleading.

    Miles was arrested and booked into Tulsa Jail on Jan. 11, according to the jail’s website.

    Assistant Federal Public Defender Stephen Greubel told the court on Friday that methamphetamine use triggers Miles’ mental problems. He suggested that Miles be allowed to take part in a 90-day drug-abuse prevention program at the Oaks Rehabilitation Health Center in McAlester. He said that under the defense’s plan, Miles would be brought back to court and not released directly to the community after completing drug treatment.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20130118_11_0_Amanwh922560&PrintComments=1

    To paraphrase the NRA – great that the congressman is protected. If only he and the NRA wanted the rest of us protected it would be very nice, but his campaign ads state that he will do everything he can to defeat Obama (whatever that means).