Wisconsin State Sen. Randy Hopper said he is in an undisclosed location following what law enforcement officials have determined was a credible death threat against Republican state senators who voted to curtail state workers' collective bargaining rights Wednesday night.Following the January 8 Tucson shootings there was a weeklong media orgy over "incendiary rhetoric" and a virtual gang rape of Sarah Palin for using targets in political ads. I recall not a single apology from those who in the hours after Tucson were quick to blame there wasn't a shred of evidence to support their wild accusations, and still isn't to this day.
Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Ryan Waldschmidt said Madison-based law enforcement agencies have taken the lead on the investigation, but the sheriff's department has provided extra patrols near Hopper's Fond du Lac home. Waldschmidt also said local deputies remain in contact with Hopper's offices in case any further death threats be made.
"We're being kept up to date on what the threats are and then responding in our jurisdiction and providing extra patrols, as we would for anyone that receives a credible death threat," Waldschmidt said.
A published copy of the e-mail threat Republican state senators received Wednesday night warned the senators to "put your things in order because you will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks."
The e-mail threatens to put "a nice little bullet in your head" and goes on to indicate several bombs have been built and placed in various locations the targets frequent. "This includes your, your house, your car, the state capitol (sic)," the e-mail reads.
But now after these vile death threats to elected legislators, there's near complete silence from the left. When and if those responsible for issuing these threats are arrested, you can be sure it'll receive as little notice as possible from the left. In fact, I'll venture to say some will support them because the Republicans made them do it with their supposed union-busting.
Greta van Susteren spoke with House Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald.