An Arizona man who left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) a threatening voicemail has been convicted.
In January, Steven Arthur Martis left a message for Pelosi stating, “I’m going to kill you.”
On Thursday, authorities announced that he had been convicted for one count of issuing an interstate threat.
It is no secret that I am not a fan of Pelosi, but threatening her life is simply taking things too far.
To leave the threat via a voicemail that can be easily tracked, well, that is obviously just not very smart.
After the conviction was announced, Acting United States Attorney Glenn B. McCormick stated, “This case is an important reminder that, although the First Amendment protects our right to free speech, which is one of our most precious individual rights, the United States Attorney’s Office takes threats to kill or harm another individual through a phone call or other form of interstate communication very seriously.”
Martis, who is 77 years old and from Bullhead City, AZ, will be sentenced on January 25.
According to the FBI, Martis had made several similar phone calls before and had been warned by the FBI.
The sad reality in this is that this conviction will give Democrats more fodder to use during the election season.
Not that I think it will help, as people in this country finally realize that outlier cases such as this are just that, outliers, and they are getting sick and tired of Democrats portraying them as the norm.
Source: New York Post