WASHINGTON — A Georgia man has been arrested for threatening to kill Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the Northern District of Georgia confirmed to NBC Information on Friday.
Sean Patrick Cirillo, of Macon, was accused of utilizing his cellphone to threaten Greene, a Republican from Georgia, and her workers.
The information was first reported by CNN.
In response to extremely positioned regulation enforcement sources, Cirillo allegedly known as Greene’s workplace twice on Wednesday, threatening to “kill her subsequent week.”
Cirillo was arrested by the FBI and is behind bars awaiting his first look in federal court docket on Monday.
In a recording of a name that Greene’s workplace shared with NBC Information, the caller stated: “Do not you suppose that is going to occur if you’re out of energy?” and “Do not you suppose you will get revenge?”
Inexperienced thanked regulation enforcement in a press release on Friday, saying they “acted rapidly in response to this lethal menace.”
“From the Metropolis of Rome Police, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Workplace, the U.S. Capitol Police, the Home Sergeant-at-Arms, and in the end the FBI who made the arrest, each official acted rapidly to place this man behind bars,” Inexperienced stated.
“Threats to kill elected officers ought to by no means be tolerated,” she added, no matter their political affiliation. “I’m not the one sufferer of this menace of violence. My household is threatened. My workers is threatened. I even needed to shut my native workplace as a result of potential for violence. That is flawed and will by no means occur.”
“Threats of violence should be taken severely. That is exactly why I take Second Modification rights severely,” Inexperienced added.
The rationale for the alleged threats towards her and her relations was not instantly clear.
The conservative congresswoman has been within the information lately for her censure choices towards Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and for submitting articles of impeachment towards Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.