"One Down, 216 To Go" - NY Rep Received Threatening Email After Virginia Shooting

Tyler Durden's picture

Following the shooting this morning at a practice session for the Republican Congressional baseball team that left five people with gunshot wounds – including House Minority Whip Steve – worries that more leftist-inspired violence could rock the capital have left Congressional offices on high alert.

While Congressional offices receive no shortage of hate mail – some of which is disturbing or even threatening, a message received in the wake of today’s shooting by the office of New York Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney understandably raised some red flags:

“One down, 216 to go…” the email’s subject line read.

In the body, the sender – who apparently espouses leftist political views, said that Republican lives “are forfeit” because of the policies they advocate.

“Did you NOT expect this? When you take away ordinary peoples very lives in order to pay off the wealthiest among us, your own lives are forfeit. Certainly, your souls and morality were lost long before. Good riddance."

Hannah Andrews, a spokeswoman for Tenney’s office, told the Hill that the message was “particularly disheartening” because it arrived in the wake of today’s shooting, which was carried out by 66-year-old, never-Trumper and Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., who was killed when Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey returned fire. The attack unfolded at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va.

"Although our office receives threats like these regularly, today’s message was particularly disheartening following this morning’s tragic events."

The Hill didn’t specify whether the FBI, Secret Service or Capitol Police are looking into who sent the email.

Andrews also lamented the deteriorating state of American political discourse, where people on either side of the political spectrum now view those on the opposite end with genuine contempt and hatred.

"The level of discourse in politics today is truly unfortunate. Our nation was founded on the principle of free speech, and it’s vitally important that we have a robust debate on the issues. However, protections under the first amendment do not extend to violence," Andrews added. Hodgkinson apparently owned a home inspection business though his license had expired in November 2016 and was not renewed.

In a response to the shooting, Sanders said he was “sickened” when he learned that the shooter was a former volunteer on his campaign.

Violence from far-left activist is increasingly becoming a problem in America – something that local police departments and the FBI have noted. Violent clashes have erupted in Portland, Ore. After the far-left Antifa group confronted peaceful conservative protesters, whom they blamed for a stabbing attack on a Portland commuter train that left two dead and a third injured.

As we reported earlier this morning, Hodgkinson allegedly asked Rep. Jeff Duncan whether it was Republicans or Democrats on the practice field before opening fire. We've covered all of the key developments throughout the morning here.

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bowie28's picture

Seems like they're talking about repub congress critters.  don't know if that's the right count but based on the wording that seems to be the intent.

Schmuck Raker's picture

No, that's 247 House/54 Senate

CheapBastard's picture

His idol was Rachel Madcow? Well, on the bright side, it wasn't elephant legs Lowrenta or Cankles.

TePikoElPozo's picture

sometimes you just gotta drain the swamp yourself

StephenHopkins's picture

The media is instructed to begin the civil war, funded by Soros. Soros needs to be assassinated because he funds the terrorists. It comes down to him or us, he won't be missed for long.

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

The problem is that Soros's boy is following in Daddy's footsteps.  Taking out the old man will not cut the head off of the snake.

Jugdish's picture

Well then go assasinate him shithead. Fulfill your "need." 

SRV's picture

Just Comey playing with the shiny new toy... his Blanket Immunity 

aloha_snakbar's picture
One Down, 216 To Go

 

Its good to have goals in life...

Seasmoke's picture

Only 216 ??? Just Another slacker.

shimmy's picture

Yeah, not a cult or if you don't want to use that term, a terrorist organization.

The best thing regular liberals can do right now is to go off on these nutty libtard cultists rather than try and find excuses for them.

Boss Tweed's picture

no no no the math is all wrong! 535, then at least 2300 in the office of the president of the united states, that'san official thing btw, and everyone of those fags like coehn and jkushner should be shot on sight with extreme prejudice

 

sooo, im thniking,,,,,at least 535 plus 9 at scotus plus around 2000 in potus office , plus zuckerberg, bezos, adelson and saban et al

 

fuck the jews!

 

to hell :D

 

trebelinka kristalnakht redux

 

 

Zero_Brains's picture

For evey action there is an equal and oppisite reaction (sometimes delayed but a reaction nonetheless...eventually).

Actions have consequences and some among us have been getting away with murder, figuratively and literally.

slyder wood's picture

Lib or not, a boomer, who according to many here and a certain neo -nazi site are worthless, draws first blood. Hell, they haven't even touched SS or Medicare, or our guns, yet.

me or you's picture

US Government is run by traitors and dual-citizens... 

gregga777's picture

They already have some of the strictest (all are Unconstitutional) gun laws in the nation.  They are going to have to build a wall around Sodom & Gomorrah on the Potomac to keep out guns.  That Wall will get unanimous support from the 535 war criminals in CONgress.  

 

 

Ban KKiller's picture

Hannah Stooge is more apt. 

samsara's picture

"We haven't been able to draw the gun nuts into , well going nuts and shooting things. We thought we could draw them out with harassment at Trump rallies but nothing.

So let's try a new tack, entice the Left into using guns and then pass the laws"

silverer's picture

Here's how the leftists win: They eliminate all the opposition. They don't like being told they can't have this or that, so they silence those people. After all those people are sidelined, what you have left are a group of people who think they can now have everything they ever wanted. Then, you get to watch how they would make that work. Entertainment on steroids.

Steverino's picture

Pucker factor's gotta be pretty high when one answers the doorbell and its the Secret Service or the FBI, regarding your Tweet....

dogismycopilot's picture

Secret Service Executives are a bunch of Democrat Supporters.

That FUCKING CUNT Denver Secret Service Agent O'Grady who said she wouldn't take a bullet for President Trump - last I heard she was still on the payroll.

 

Big Twinkie's picture

Wow -- just had my comment silently deleted.  Last time I checked it had 17 upvotes and zero downvotes.  There is a hidden hand censoring this place.  That's funny when you consider how many totally inane, vulgar, senseless and idiotic comments are left standing.

Live and learn.

napper's picture

Next time save your work in a text document, and repost it when necessary.

ThankUGartman's picture

216 to go or in occult talk 6x6x6 =216. So today's shooter was from Belleville IL 62226 oh hey 6 (2+2+2=6) 6 what a coincidence. I got 99 problems but the Qlihoth ain't one. If 6 was 9 right Jimi same age as shooter 66. Sounds like Charles Dorner all over again killed in Big Bear CA 92315. 9 (2+3+1+5=11) 9/11. Did anyone actually see him. No just plants hired to say they did Why? the true Bday of Yeshua during the Feast of Tabernacles. Not bad for a goy eh? 10 min and not 1 Congress person killed gimme a break at least sacrifice one pawn fellas.
BS story.

Lost in translation's picture

The real fun begins when the Dems/ISIS-USA announce "hey look everybody, we're back in charge!" and We The People won't play along.