Capitol Police investigate threat against Ted Cruz; Haters add fuel to fire
Well done, media. RT @alexanderbolton: Capitol Police is investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 18, 2013
Capitol Police are investigating threats made via Twitter that were directed toward Sen. Ted Cruz:
Capitol Police is investigating threat against Sen. Ted Cruz by person self-identified as military vet: http://t.co/04QcF2PvZT
— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) October 18, 2013
Here are two of the threatening, unhinged tweets (address blacked out):
A scroll through his feed finds that this tweeter has given out what purports to be the home address of Cruz on multiple occasions.
Naturally this story helped get some who otherwise might be preaching about the “new tone” to lash out against Cruz:
@brian_hecht Maybe threats would get him to leave the country and do us all a favor. His ego wouldn't know how to handle it.
— Nancy (@crittersndirt) October 18, 2013
Speaking of those who add fuel to the fire:
.@hardball_chris: Cruz has become the de facto leader of the GOP's kamikaze caucus'
— Hardball (@hardball) October 18, 2013
Twitchy will monitor this story and bring you updates as the situation warrants.
Editor’s note: Tweets that had been added inadvertently have been removed.