Man Indicted On Charges He Plotted To Assassinate Senators Harris (Calif), Sanders (Vermont)

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A 19-year old Maryland man has been indicted on charges of threatening to murder US Sens. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, two high-profile progressive members of Congress, as well as threatening an attack on the “March for Our Lives Rally” in Washington, DC.

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A federal grand jury charged Nicholas Bukoski of Anne Arundel County with two counts of sending death threats to the senators and three counts of transmitting these threats across state lines via interstate commerce.

 

A memorandum released by a federal prosecutor accuses Bukoski of sending the threats to the official Instagram accounts of the senators and texting a menacing message to Washington’s police tip line on March 24. On that day, gun-control rallies were taking place across the country.

 

Harris and Sanders were not present for the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington, instead participating in related rallies in their home states. Harris attended a march in Los Angeles,  and Sanders joined a rally in Montpelier, Vermont.

 

“Senator, I would watch your back as you’re out today,” a message sent to Sanders’ Instagram account said, according to the memo. “You wouldn’t want to be caught off guard when I use my second amendment protected firearm to rid the world of you, you stupid, crazy old fool.”

 

A message to Harris’ Instagram account said, “I am going to make sure you and your radical lefty friends never get back in power you will never run for president, because you won’t make it to see that day.”

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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