The death threat aimed directly at Congresswoman Claudia Tenney was emailed to her just hours after the domestic terrorist attack against her fellow House Republicans earlier in the day at an Alexandria, VA baseball field.
Yet as depraved and disgusting as the threatening party is concerned, at least the coward proved he or she proved they could count at least as high as 217.
As reported by reporters Leah DePiero and Matthew Trunko of the Washington Examiner; (Emphasis mine)
Multiple members of Congress said they received threatening emails and calls on Wednesday, including an email to one New York congresswoman that warned, “one down, 216 to go” after a shooting at a baseball practice.
The Washington Examiner confirmed Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., received the email sometime following the shooting Wednesday morning.
“Did you NOT expect this?” continued the email sent to Tenney’s office. “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 mortality were lost long before.“
“This morning, our office received a disturbing message referencing the tragic shooting that wounded House Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police officers and a Congressional staff member,” a statement from Tenney’s office said. “Although our office receives threats like these regularly, today’s message was particularly disheartening following this morning’s tragic events.”
As if the death threat wasn’t enough to worry the Empire State representative, her son, 1st Lt. Trey Cleary, USMC, is currently deployed to the Middle East.
But prior to shipping-out last April, the young lieutenant received quite an unexpected phone call;
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Trey Cleary received one of the biggest surprises of his life Friday when his mother texted him, “Do you have time to talk with POTUS?”
Seconds later, U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney was talking with her son at Camp Lejeune, N.C., who is due to leave Saturday for a six-month deployment to Iraq.
Tenney, R-New Hartford, said she handed her cell phone to a waiting President Donald Trump.
“This is President Trump,” the commander-in-chief said. “I’m sitting here with your mother. Thank you for what you do for your country. I’m so proud of you. I want you to do your best. We’re all counting on you.”
Tenney said she was stunned as the president, before a bill signing ceremony at the Treasury Department in Washington, took the time to have a serious talk with her son.
“They had quite a long conversation for a couple of minutes,” Tenney recalled after the ceremony. “I said, ‘What’s going on? (Trump) laughed a little bit. They must have been joking or something. He handed me the phone back and my son said, ‘Oh my God.'”
This message sent to my office was particularly disturbing following today’s tragedy. We must stop the normalization of violent discourse. https://t.co/CbZqR2HwsN
— Claudia Tenney (@claudiatenney) June 14, 2017