Man arrested in California for threatening Speaker of the House
Man arested for making threatening phone calls to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House and for calling her husbands office with harassing messages.
The Northern California man was arrested on Wednesday on undisclosed charges and is pending an arraignment. The man was upset over Health Care reform. Many Congress officials have suffered extreme harassments and even death threats because of this bill and their decision to support it's votes.
WASHINGTON -- The FBI arrested a northern California man Wednesday for allegedly making threatening phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over health care reform, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Charges against the man have yet to be disclosed, but they are expected to be filed in federal court in California. Several federal officials said the man made dozens of calls to Pelosi's homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband's business office. They said he recited her home address and said if she wanted to see it again, she would not support the health care overhaul bill that since has been enacted. One official said the man is believed to have spoken directly with Pelosi at least once. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly. A call to the FBI office in San Francisco was not immediately returned, nor was a call to a spokesman for Pelosi. On Tuesday, authorities announced charges against a Washington state man who allegedly made threatening calls to Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat. Charges also have been filed against a Philadelphia man who allegedly made a YouTube video threatening Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.