Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is questioning whether federal prosecutors are applying a double standard by not bringing charges in connection with a graphic threat against him — and suggesting his criticism of the Russia probe might even be a factor.
The conservative Florida congressman told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that he received a threatening voicemail — but the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California deemed the matter “a non-threat” and would not pursue a case. Carlson noted that the FBI had identified a suspect.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI and the Justice Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Gaetz shared a recording of the threat, in which a male voice can be heard saying, “Gaetz, you pathetic piece of s—. Do you know that I could blow your f—ing head clean off your shoulders from over a mile away. Watch your back, b—-. You pathetic little piece of s—. You got your head so far up Trump’s ass, I could still take it off your shoulders. F— you Gaetz. I’m coming after you, b—-.”
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