Some disturbing political news today:

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Authorities have arrested a man for allegedly threatening two U.S. Congressmen over voicemail.

Carlos Bayon, 63, was arrested and charged with interstate communication of a threat, according to WKBW. Authorities say, the Louisiana office of a United States Congressman received a threatening message on June 30.

The voicemail reportedly said:

Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. 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 (Spanish for “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.”

And it seems that one of the congressmen targeted is all too familiar with threats on his life:

Holy crap.


Good Lord. Thank goodness Bayon was caught before he could actually make good on his threats.

So are we. Maxine Waters’, too.

Well, in any event, we hope Steve Scalise and Cathy McMorris Rodgers — and all of their colleagues, for that matter — will stay safe.



More from the Times-Picayune:

Bayon, a native of Puerto Rico, was arrested Wednesday. When asked whether immigration was a factor in the case, U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. told The Buffalo News, “I think that’s a reasonable interpretation.” Like many Republicans in Congress, Scalise takes a hard line against illegal immigration.

The FBI searched Bayon’s house, and Kennedy said “very concerning” items were found there, The Associated Press reported. He did not elaborate.



Bayon’s not the only one threatening congressmen lately: