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. Â From newsadvance.com:Â
â€œDissent is American. Praise God. We need that. Thatâ€™s what made us who we are. But when itâ€™s â€˜Iâ€™m going to kill you this way. Then Iâ€™m going to kill your wife. This is what Iâ€™m going to do to your daughters,â€™ â€¦ Iâ€™m not going to not share it,â€ 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. Â The police know the author is outside the 5th district. Â The threat came after Congressman Garrett voted for the American Health Care Act. Â 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.