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

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.

Comments

GUS100CORRINA Raffie Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:29 Permalink

"One Down, 216 To Go" - NY Rep Received Threatening Email After Virginia ShootingMy response: NOT GOOD!!!! I hate where this is heading!!!!!In a society where all lies, all deceptions, all corruptions are accepted, that society will lose control of everything. Chaos will begin to take over, and the only way that chaos will be slowed down will be when dictatorial control, or maybe even a police state is formed, where thought and behavior is fixed, and anybody out of bounds is punished. Eventually, the chaos has to be controlled. We’re not headed toward socialism; we could very well be headed toward a dictatorship in our world. Is this hard to grasp?I believe we are now at an elevated risk of civil war followed by a potential constitutional crisis leading to a police state.The PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL LEFT better be careful because they just might get back "10 fold" what they are dishing out!!!! Remember who is in power -- it isn't the left!!

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garcam123 GUS100CORRINA Wed, 06/14/2017 - 22:34 Permalink

I'm an old guy.....I"ve been living in this fucking shit my WHOLE FUCKING LIFE! Starting with these criminal pieces of shit putting me in a cage for 2 years when I was 16 with a thousand niggers for smokin POT - MOTHERFUCKER. Sisno Isnay ciznan ntiznalk some shit motherfucker and nobody fucked me.  I was know as "hippy".  Had a 12 string guitar, walked slow and drank a LOT of fucking water. You can't be a lawyer, or a fuckin doctor, or a fuckin NOTHIN!  Thanks MOTHERFUCKERS I found my way any fucking way despite you worthless cocksuckers and had a GREAT TIME, remember I'm the guy who had an accoiunt at the whorehopuse in Antigua!  You have no idea of the depth  of the hatred I have for you.  I love common American people, no matter their color and their Democratic ideals, the common sense fairness we have in us, not the spewed shit we are served every day by this scum that calls itself government, Left or fucking right.  I'd be happy to see an armed revolt and some criminal politicians pay the real price. The sad fact is that the armed gang they run in blue are their enforcers.  It's time to dis-arm these thugs and put them back into public service as opposed to public, blameless murder. Help rescue kittens in trees, watch school crossings and fuck off with the gun-play, you are NOT fucking Wyatt Earp you fat fucking slug, you're a fat fucking overweight puke suking on the public tit and you're nothing more then a meter maid motherfucker! Although I do salute the two FT. Worth white cops who went oput and bought an old black man an air conditioner.  I wanted to send a note of thanks....They need to be advised that I, hopefully you, we are sick and tired of their shit and they better get some reasonable fucking healthcare going on or they, them, personal are going to need immediate serious healthcare to try and keep their worthless asses alive.This scum is due for being crushed!

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Laddie Raffie Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:28 Permalink

This is quite something but NOT a Black Swan.
We could see this coming for a long time.
The Shooter was a Bernie Sanders supporter and a Southern Poverty Law Center supporter, the Jewish group that tries to silence dissent from what is going on in America.

On the SPLC and Their Lies: The Harassment of Andrew Anglin by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D. (Mr Joyce is a retired British professor)

THE ‘RESISTANCE' GOES LIVE-FIRE
June 14, 2017 Ann Coulter

This nation is so far gone, thanks to the Black Magic of the Televitz and Hollyweird that it seems almost hopeless...Whites have been BRAINWASHED, it is a deplorable sight...

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler Volume One - A Reckoning
Chapter III: General Political Considerations Based on My Vienna Period

The Pan-German movement in German-Austria in the nineties is to be praised for demonstrating in clear, unmistakable terms that a state authority is entitled to demand respect and protection only when it meets the interests of a people, or at least does not harm them.

There can be no such thing as state authority as an end in itself, for, if there were, every tyranny in this world would be unassailable and sacred.

If, by the instrument of governmental power, a nationality is led toward its destruction, then rebellion is not only the right of every member of such a people-it is his duty.

And the question-when is this the case?-is decided not by theoretical dissertations, but by force and-results.

Since, as a matter of course, all governmental power claims the duty of preserving state authority-regardless how vicious it is, betraying the interests of a people a thousandfold-the national instinct of self-preservation, in overthrowing such a power and achieving freedom or independence, will have to employ the same weapons by means of which the enemy tries to maintain his power. Consequently, the struggle will be carried on with 'legal' means as long as the power to be overthrown employs such means; but it will not shun illegal means if the oppressor uses them.

In general it should not be forgotten that the highest aim of human existence is not the preservation of a state, let alone a government, but the preservation of the race.

JFK on Hitler

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garcam123 Laddie Wed, 06/14/2017 - 22:50 Permalink

You displayed your abject stupidity when you typed the spew you typed. Being able to spell does not equal intellect, the inference is that you somehow think preying on blacks is OK speaks volumes about the kind of trash your represent.  If they are Americans they are my neighbors and potential friends. Ive had a many a po nigga as a friend more dear then any of the white trash. Bitch I've pulled gopher turtles out of holes with bedsprings and eaten more smoked mullet and greens that you can imagine.  Yer jest "sheltered ", that means "STUPID" to real folk, u fuckin racist pig!

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Croesus ThisIsMadness Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:31 Permalink

Well, they're equally-guilty, and equally-worthless.

This is a psy-op, though...get the Republicans to be anti-gun...

Give it up, dumbasses. Americans will NEVER give up their firearms willingly, and if you try to use force, you'll only get them "bullets first".

EVERY TIME these "events" happen, people run out and buy more, because you can never have enough ammo, firepower, and related accessories.

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doctor10 Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:21 Permalink

"Fictional Russian meddling" sanctions by a delusion US Congress apparently "trump" real political assassinations literally right in their own backyard right here in the good old USA

FreeNewEnergy boattrash Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:35 Permalink

First thing I thought, "guy's a bad shot."Truly, I am saddened by today's events, and also that fire in London. When I heard about that this morning, I immediately thought, "terrorists."I mean seriously, even a dumb towelhead can figure out how to start a fire.We're in for a world of hurt.Meanwhile, the Fed plans on normalizing its balance sheet in a short 30 years ($10 billion a month, would get it down to under $1 trillion).I can't wait.

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Putrid_Scum Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:36 Permalink

The US is going down.

Putrid

Edit: I don't think we're going to make it. I see no coherent organizational structure with a plan to exit the various ponzis, the population is demoralized by an evil and defunct economic system, the security instruments are completely evil, and the unelected leadership are terrified. The population is paranoid since 9/11 and thus untrusting of authorities.

I mean, I said it on the FT in 2009, "The situation is hopeless. The System is dead."

The leadership know it by the way.

WarPony Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:28 Permalink

Deep state screeching and manufacturing discord about Trump and the Russians, who didn't see this breaking point approaching?  Some folks (libs mainly) are already near the edge and don't require much of a push.  So, keep it up press and deep state and watch the wheels get blown off of your wagon.  Next up will be an accurate shooter or two.  And, Ryan, you have it right, when one is attacked, all are, so stop attacking this Administration you hypocrite.

Boss Tweed Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:31 Permalink

CHURCH! paging senor scalise, snor scalise please pcik up your fucking baseball phone you turd piece of filthy dog shit, pagin mister cantor! please pci k up coutesy phone in lobby! did anyone see senile NANcee pelosi shitting on the house floor today looking like she just got fucked by the north side chicago crips?  

Omen IV Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:33 Permalink

the "residents" of the USA want something for nothing - Guaranteed Income merely for their existence - no value in return sex for FUN / recreation and or procreation results  / but little recognition for individual responsibility for the FUNwe are headed for complete breakdown in expectations - whatever they dont get is everyone elses responsibility

smacker Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:39 Permalink

I guess the FBI & Co are examining the e-mail metadata (headers) to identify its author.That is unless s/he used something like "Quicksilver" where headers are erased before delivery and the Remailers don't keep logs. I can vouch for its anonymity.