Skip to comments.Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
Posted on 10/18/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT by markomalley
Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare.
A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: Take down Ted Cruz, at his home and listed Cruzs home address in Houston.
What goes around comes around CRUZ!! the person wrote.
The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy. Sean Rushton, Cruzs spokesman, said, Were aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.
I cant comment further on security matters, he said.
At about 5:30 pm on Friday, @ArmyVet54 posted another apparent threat, urging that Cruz needs tobe [sic] taught a street wise [sic] lesson.
The person posted Cruz's home address several other times this month and repeatedly used threatening language.
The apparent threats are not directed at any audience in particular because @ArmyVet54 does not have any Twitter followers. But a search of Cruzs name on Twitter can find them.
The Capitol Police takes all threats to members of Congress seriously.
We are looking into that matter, said Officer Shennell Antrobus, a spokesman for the Capitol Police.
Donte Jamar Sims, a 22-year-old man living in North Carolina, was sentenced to six months in prison in May after he threatened over Twitter to kill President Obama during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
In June, a judge sentenced Jarvis Britton, a 26-year old Alabama man, to a yearlong prison term after he threatened Obama over Twitter.
Police Investigating Graphic, Violent Threats Made Against Ted Cruz: Go the F*** Back to Canada, Else You and [Your] Family Will Pay
Cruz is here to say, and that drives the left NUTS!
He and Sarah make them cuckoo for cocoa puffs! Heh.
What they’re saying about him on Twitter:
Here’s his Twitter account (all his comments still there including Ted Cruz’ home address:
I’m sure Holder has the FBI focused like a laser on this threat. Neither Holder or the resident will rest until this person is brought to justice and given a job as an ObamaCare Navigator.
Lots of Troy Gilmore Jr’s out there, Orlando has a couple interesting ones:
Well if this dude wants Cruz to go back to Canada then Obama must return to Kenya where he belongs.
Actually, he might already have a job as a TSA agent.
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twitter and facebook are evil
You fellas keep pushing it.
“twitter and facebook are evil”
No just must of the users.
I hope they’re trying a little harder than J. Edgar Hoover did with threats against Martin Luther King, Junior. But I doubt it.
Troy Gilmore Jr
I am a very outspoken person who speaks his mind,and does not loose any sleep over what I have to say to you either.I served in the United States Army & Navy,my son is a U.S.Marine,and my father served in the Army,during the Korean War.I come from a Multi-racial family and the one thing that will get be riled up is racists people who seemed to have come out of the wood work like roaches since Obama,became president of the United States.I grew up during the height of the Civil rights movement during the 1960’s so I know racism up close and personal.I believe in helping all people when ever I can,but I do not and will not anyone walk over me or my family that will be a mistake.I stand up for my beliefs and others who have the right mind set and I do not back down simple as that.
“ArmyVet54 does not have any Twitter followers”
Benghazi Barry doesn’t either, I’ve heard—or, the vast majority are fake, just like he is.
Poor Evelyn...”we do not take remarks like that to kindly.”
Doesn’t know how to spell “too”.
Doesn’t know a whole HELL of a lot more, too!
Get back to us, Evelyn, when Benghazi Barry wipes out your health insurance and 401K, K?
That sick idiot’s account is still up. Fine job there twitter, threaten a life, share an address and you’re good to go! Unbelievable.
There are tons of Texans and ex-military chiming in, letting that little troy that he is in for a world of hurt if he pokes his head up again.
What the hell is happening in this country? I imagine in days gone by threats were made, but at this fever pitch?
Like guns are evil? No, it’s the users, or rather MISusers who are evil.
Think about this Michael Bloomberg,the mayor of New York,city is a billionaire and I support the fact that he founded “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” one hell of a cause I do support without question.
I thought it might be a racist black dude.
Now Evelyn Connaway, that's inflammatory speech. Can you back up what you're saying, girl? And, warned in what way? What, exactly, do you plan to do if we keep mouthing off about impeaching Obama, removing liberal, Godless congressmen and women from the Congress, making homosexuality and abortion illegal, and deporting millions of illegals and going back to work ourselves and suffering to bring this nation back to its glory? What do you have in mind, Evelyn?
6 hours ago
Well being from Texas- and I believe in free speech - I will say, Texas has the biggest bunch of ‘turdknocker GOP politicians in the whole United States’! They only know a few words, Impeach Obama is their most used one. Someday, Texas will be a blue state again, as the real majority of us do not like the rules under the stupid republican regime.
Evelyn S. Connaway
Phone: (817) ***-**** HQ Phone
512 Palo Pinto St.
Weatherford, Texas 76087
Evelyn S ...
weatherforddemocrat.com, 10 Aug 2010 [cached]
Evelyn S Connaway
WEATHERFORD - Evelyn S Connaway, Guest Columnist
Evelyn S Connaway also writes a blog titled “From the Pen of Shotgun Granny. Read more of her writing at www.shotgungranny.com.
Ted Cruz is already walking around with Juan McCain’s knife in his back.
County landowner faces possible arrest for standing ground
April 29, 2006
By Phil Riddle firstname.lastname@example.org
The Weatherford Democrat
512 Palo Pinto Street
Weatherford, TX 76086
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Rebecca Jenkins is relatively sure her mother will soon be arrested. So sure, in fact, her mother has already notified a bail bondsman.
Evelyn Connaway is fighting the eminent domain takeover of a portion of her land for a natural gas pipeline.
Connaway, featured in recent metro news reports, refused a $4,000 offer from Enbridge, Inc. to bury a portion of a 12-mile natural gas pipeline for new drilling in the area.
Surveyors recently attempted to mark a 15-foot-wide swath across her field.
“I told them, ‘I don’t want a pipeline across my property,’” Connaway said. “’Take your flags and get off.’”
Jenkins said her mother’s initial reaction was stronger.
“I had to take her gun away from her,” Jenkins said. “She was going to fire into the air and tell them to get off her property. She is not going to give them permission. She said they can shoot her or take her to jail.”
>>> A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr.,
Maybe the FBI should focus on finding this guy before we do.
`Shotgungranny’ maybe shouldn’t let the sun set on her pretty little head.
Beware of targets that can shoot back, Evelyn. Just sayin’.
“Tolerance for thee, but not for me” should be their slogan. It is certainly their MO.
I watched the John Wayne video a few years ago. Thank for bringing it up.
The Capitol Police takes all threats to members of Congress seriously.Yet they leave his twitter posts up:
"We are looking into that matter," said Officer Shennell Antrobus, a spokesman for the Capitol Police.
TroyGilmoreJr @ArmyVet54 9 OctThat was nine days ago, and he has posted Cruz's address numerous times from back on Oct 14, after he tweeted this:
CRUZ,BOEHNER,RYAN,CANTOR PAUL,MCCONNELL Put them in cement and drop them in the Atlantic Ocean alive that will get rid of them.
TroyGilmoreJr @ArmyVet54 14 OctThen if they are "looking into" this, how about having twitter remove the posts (numerous) with the address in them.
Lets Find Ted Cruz,Texas address and show up his House,drag him out and Bitch slap his Ass in front of the country.
Because he threatens this:
TroyGilmoreJr @ArmyVet54 17 Oct COME PEOPLE RISE UP AT TED CRUZ,HOME IN HOUSTON,AND TAKE THAT ANTI-CHRIST BASTARD DOWN.HE DESERVES EVERYTHING HE GETS THE PUSSY!!Rico law, inciting to riot, death threat to government officials "take that...bastard down" etc.
Oh that's right he is a Republican, conservative and Tea Partier!
They should do more than "look into this matter," they need to do something!
>> Take down Ted Cruz, at his home and listed Cruzs home address in Houston.
Some idiots think they’re being clever by posting such information neglecting the chance of an actual crime.
Vote for change.
Maybe they should look at the White House??!!
Liberal whack jobs don’t threaten me anymore! Just look what these jackasses are doing to America! I say bring it! I’ll wait for you and burn your ass first.
yes so tolerant and “open minded” ..... in a pigs eye
Don’t mess with Texas...
uhh Evelyn your stupid is showing... “They only know a few words, Impeach Obama is their most used one.” let me point out “impeach Obama” is two words.
And sadly I do think this is right. “Someday, Texas will be a blue state again”
Texas needs to get their immigration policy set and enforced soon or the nuts looking for work and lower taxes (but bringing the crap they are escaping from) will turn that state blue.
I worry about Cruz, Lee and Palin. I can see the government doing something then framing a “right wing nut”.
Left Wing Activists are posting Ted Cruz’s home address online encouraging harassment!
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The left is morphing into a liberal fascist
movement whose thugs are cultivated and encouraged by the Obama administration and its thug in chief. This is a purposefully led evolution, not one wherein these thugs “just happen “ to be this way.
America has a difficult time realizing that we have a radical fascist culture poisoning our government and it is Obama’s task to bring this thuggish political criminal culture to fruition so that we have rioting and insurrection. There is nothing Obama would like more than to declare martial law and suspend all elections, virtually every federal department is armed and prepared to violate the People and the Constitution.
Even now,after all the jumped up, purposeful idiocy of the so called president, America cannot face the fact that it has elected a fascist, and the halls of patriot academe suggest that he be called a “coercive utopian.”
There will be a battle royal before we are shot of these thugs from the White Hut, and their little apparatchik thug operatives from ACORN and Obamacare “navigators”. Obama is preparing for his final Putsh in which he will subjugate the military and Congress and meanwhile, the MSM fiddles on like Nero in Rome. Obama is fast becomeing a dictator rather than a president of the Republic, a position for which he was legally, culturally, and personally unqualified: the so called president, a lying, slick talking Uncle Tom whose main purpose in life is to sell out and betray the American People and the Constitution.
Ted Cruz is a serious threat to these fascists and he needs our support and encouragement.
This is a very good read:
They should have him in custody by morning if all this NSA ability to snoop and identify is for real.
Im sure Holder has the FBI focused like a laser on this threat. Neither Holder or the resident will rest until this person is brought to justice and given a job as an ObamaCare Navigator.
It would appear that Holder has an alias; he's also known as Troy Gilmore Jr....
Little to be concerned about...a liberal is a terrorist wthout balls.
A good liberal is a terrorist without balls or a head.
Impeach him now. We can no longer wait.
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