So. This is really where we’re at now:
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) October 19, 2018
The Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office has charged a New York man with threatening to murder and assault two U.S. senators in retaliation for their support for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The senators aren't identified by name in the complaint.
— erica orden (@eorden) October 19, 2018
Ronald Derisi, of Smithtown, was scheduled to appear Friday at a federal court on Long Island. He is 74. Federal prosecutors are not naming the senators who received the threatening messages.
A call to Derisi’s residence seeking comment rang unanswered. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
Capitol Police say Derisi called the senators from a pre-paid cellphone and left threatening voicemails before and after Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation this month.
Ronald Derisi sounds like a real peach.
2020 DNC keynote speaker https://t.co/G0MzykqA5a
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) October 19, 2018
All snark aside, this is unacceptable. It was only last year that Rep. Steve Scalise was almost murdered for his politics. The violence — and the threats of violence — have to end before someone really does end up dead.
This behavior has got to stop. https://t.co/mz50ygZWa8
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) October 19, 2018