It is not unusual for public officials to receive death threats; on the contrary. But law enforcement officers consider some threats much more credible than others. In Wisconsin, several Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, have received multiple death threats. These threats are more worrisome than most, given the long history of union violence and the threatening nature of the mobs the unions have repeatedly mobilized in Madison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Wisconsin’s Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into multiple death threats against several Republican legislators, including Senator Fitzgerald. This is part of an email that Fitzgerald received:
This is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records. We have all planned to assault [sic] you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, this isn’t enough. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message. So we have built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent…
This threat is made more credible, according to Fitzgerald’s spokesman, by the fact that Democratic Party activists have “actually gone so far as to go up to [Fitzgerald’s] house and bang on the windows at 6 a.m. demanding that he come out.”
The Democratic Party and its union allies have gone way too far in Wisconsin, and we all had better pray that no one gets hurt.