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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) revealed in a stunning speech on the House floor Wednesday that he had received a death threat from a hitman via Twitter and that the Department of Justice is refusing to investigate it.
“I thank the gentleman for yielding because I think someone may be trying to kill me. If they are successful, I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest,” Gaetz bluntly stated.
He claimed that a Twitter user from Portland, Oregon using the handle “CIABOBISATYOURDOOR” stated that someone had taken out a hit on Gaetz and that he had taken the job. The tweet allegedly asserted, “Lookie here pal. I lived in Portland. Portland has ordered a hit on you. I accepted the contract. Have a good day.” The threat was posted on Oct. 8. That account has since been suspended by Twitter.
That same individual reportedly tweeted on Oct. 8 that he planned to wipe Gaetz “off the surface of the earth,” according to American Greatness. He also tweeted to Gaetz, “You will meet me,” “run and hide,” and “last rights are according to me.”
Gaetz said he was informed earlier on Wednesday by the Investigations Threat Assessment Section of the Protective Services Bureau that the unhinged individual behind the tweet was in Washington, DC, and the Capitol Police had “recommended his arrest.” An official named George DeSesso reportedly gave him a heads up on the threatening development.
The congressman then said that the Justice Department “refused to do so.” They allegedly would not take any action against the person threatening Gaetz.
“It is just yet another example of the Department of Justice having a double standard,” Gaetz claimed. “If my name weren’t Gaetz, if it were Omar or Tlaib, you bet this person would have been arrested. Because that’s what the Capitol Police recommended. But the Department of Justice doesn’t seem to care so much when it’s Republicans.”
Gaetz tweeted later in the evening concerning the issue. “A man traveled across the country with the explicit goal of killing me in Washington D.C.,” he noted before reiterating that the Department of Justice prevented the arrest of the “hitman.”
In March, the Justice Department charged a Wyoming man for making death threats to Republican politicians, including Gaetz.
Christopher Podlesnik, 51, was charged with making threats against Gaetz on January 28, the same day that the congressman took part in a rally against Representative Liz Cheney in her home state of Wyoming.
The Florida Republican is under investigation by leftists for allegations that include sex trafficking, prostitution, obstruction of justice, campaign finance violations, and a number of other corruption claims. So far, there has been no credible proof that any of those charges are valid.
Gaetz has denied all wrongdoing and has pointed out that no charges have been brought against him. Regardless, he has been smeared and threatened on social media endlessly. This incident is one of many on social media taking aim at the conservative congressman.
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