A Pentagon cybersecurity contractor has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), The Daily Beast reports.
Darryl Albert Varnum left a threatening voicemail with Wilson’s Florida office after the congresswoman introduced a vaccine bill in the House, according to the news outlet.
“I will f—ing come down and kill your f—ing ass,” the voicemail said, according to a criminal complaint filed to the U.S. District Court of Maryland. “And you’re a congressperson, that is fine. I hope the f—ing FBI, CIA and everybody else hears this shit.”
“This is the United States of America, bitch. Get the f— out,” the voicemail reportedly continued. “I will come down there and personally f—ing kill you … Like the Cubans don’t even know.”
In May, Wilson introduced the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019, which exempts children from getting vaccinated only if a doctor certifies it could jeopardize their health.
The Hill notes:
Varnum’s wife told police her husband was having “behavioral issues” in 2015, when he yelled that ISIS fighters were coming to their house to fight him and told police he owned “numerous guns” while appearing to be drunk, the complaint stated.
Varnum only has one registered weapon — a .45 caliber pistol, the complaint says.