Threats Against Lawmakers Already Higher Than All Of 2016


Threats against lawmakers already higher than all of 2016

The U.S. Capitol Police has investigated close to 1,000 threats directed at lawmakers in the first half of this year, a top House official said in a letter made public Friday.
Paul Irving, the House sergeant at arms, stated that the Capitol Police looked into about 950 threatening messages aimed at members of the House “because of their profile as elected representatives or members of Congress.”
That’s already more than the approximately 902 threatening messages investigated by the Capitol Police in all of 2016.
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The increased number “constitutes the new daily threat environment faced by Member[s] of Congress,” Irving wrote …

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