TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man pleaded responsible Tuesday to threatening U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar almost three years in the past.
David Hannon, 67, of Sarasota, pleaded responsible in Tampa federal courtroom to 1 depend of threatening a federal official, in accordance with courtroom information. The cost carries a penalty of as much as 10 years in jail. A sentencing date wasn’t instantly set.
“Nobody ought to worry violence due to who they’re or what they imagine,” U.S. Lawyer for the Center District of Florida Roger Handberg stated in an announcement. “Illegal threats in opposition to our elected officers are an assault in opposition to our democracy, and we’ll proceed to work with our legislation enforcement companions to hunt justice in these instances.”
In response to prosecutors, Hannon despatched an e-mail to Omar threatening to kill her in July 2019 following a televised information convention held by the Minnesota consultant and three different congresswomen.
In an e-mail with the topic line “(You’re) useless, you radical Muslim,” Hannon referred to Omar and the opposite congresswomen of shade as “radical rats” and requested Omar if she was ready “to die for Islam.” Investigators stated the e-mail additional said that Hannon was going to shoot Omar within the head.
Omar is certainly one of solely a handful of Muslim members of Congress.