Congressman Tom Garrett (R-5th district) was recently threatened through a fake facebook account. Not only was he threatened but his wife and children were also threatened. From newsadvance.com:
“Dissent is American. Praise God. We need that. That’s what made us who we are. But when it’s ‘I’m going to kill you this way. Then I’m going to kill your wife. This is what I’m going to do to your daughters,’ … I’m not going to not share it,” Garrett told reporters Tuesday evening.
Capitol Police are working with social media and tech companies to track down the operator of a fake Facebook account who sent a threat in a private message, Garrett Communications Director Andrew Griffin said in a text message Wednesday.
The author of the threat tried to mask his locale but was unsuccessful. The police know the author is outside the 5th district. The threat came after Congressman Garrett voted for the American Health Care Act. Another threat came on Garrett’s phone from a man in Fluvanna which is in the 5th district. He is being monitored by the authorities.
Congressman Garrett’s events now have extra security.