An Oceanside man pleaded responsible Wednesday to threatening to kill Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York in a voicemail message left at Schumer’s Washington, D.C. workplace earlier this yr.
Johnathan Ryan McGuire was charged with sending a profane message to Schumer — the Democratic Senate majority chief — during which he threatened to “blow your (expletive) head off” and “ship some bullets your manner,” in response to an FBI agent’s affidavit filed in San Diego federal courtroom.
The caller, who included a number of antisemitic and homophobic slurs in his message, additionally acknowledged, “Yeah, you guys are actual upset huh? You possibly can’t homicide infants anymore…”
Schumer’s employees notified police of the message, which was obtained on Might 3 and got here from a telephone quantity attributed to McGuire, in response to courtroom paperwork.
The affidavit additionally alleges that U.S. Capitol Police have documented “quite a few threats by McGuire to numerous members of U.S. Congress and a USCP officer” between 2019 and 2021, which have been allegedly despatched by telephone and e mail.
McGuire pleaded responsible Wednesday in San Diego federal courtroom to at least one rely of threats in interstate commerce and is due for sentencing in January. The rely carries a most potential penalty of 5 years in jail.
–Metropolis Information Service