Carlos Bayon was charged for making threats to Representatives Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) over President Trump’s immigration policy.
The Washington Post reports:
Federal authorities charged a New York man Wednesday with making threatening phone calls to the offices of two high-ranking House Republican leaders, Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
A charging document filed in U.S. District Court in Buffalo alleges that Carlos Bayon of Grand Island, N.Y., left voicemails on the evening of June 30 containing physical threats against the two lawmakers, including that “we are going to feed them lead.”
The story summarizes the alleged phone calls to the Representatives’ offices:
“Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there,” Bayon allegedly said in the message to Scalise. “You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches; we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente. [“An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.”] That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.”
President Trump’s immigration policy looks like the issue that triggered the alleged threatening phone calls.
According to an affidavit filed in court, the search of Bayon’s house did not turn up any firearms. However, special agent Lawrence Anyaso said investigators discovered 150 rounds of 7.62-millimeter rifle ammunition, 50 rounds of shotgun ammunition, a 2004 receipt for an SKS assault rifle, and a 1987 receipt for a .38-caliber revolver, according to NOLA.com.
He was also in possession of over a dozen books about guns and how to make bombs. Some titles included “Ragnar’s homemade detonators,” “New & Improved C-4,” and “Improvised radio detonation technique.”
Scalise was shot in 2017 while practicing for a charity baseball game and received a standing ovation in the House of Representatives when he returned to work.
The left-wing rhetoric over President Trump including his immigration policy has the potential to ignite unstable people to resort to threats and possibly violence.
Democrat leadership must take action to reduce the intensity of the criticism against President Trump before something tragic happens.