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Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
The Hill ^ | 10/18/2013 | Alexander Bolton

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 Cruz’s 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, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.”

“I can’t 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 Cruz’s 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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armyvet54; capitolpolice; cruz; cruzthreatened; demagogicparty; facebookisthedevil; prayforted; safety; senator; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; threatened; threats; troygilmore; troygilmorejr; twitter; tx
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1 posted on 10/18/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Police Investigating Graphic, Violent Threats Made Against Ted Cruz: ‘Go the F*** Back to Canada, Else You and [Your] Family Will Pay’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/18/police-investigating-graphic-violent-threats-made-against-ted-cruz-go-the-f-back-to-canada-else-you-and-your-family-will-pay/


2 posted on 10/18/2013 5:58:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Cruz is here to say, and that drives the left NUTS!


3 posted on 10/18/2013 6:00:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

He and Sarah make them cuckoo for cocoa puffs! Heh.


4 posted on 10/18/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: markomalley

What they’re saying about him on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%40ArmyVet54&src=typd&f=realtime

Here’s his Twitter account (all his comments still there including Ted Cruz’ home address:

https://twitter.com/ArmyVet54


5 posted on 10/18/2013 6:01:55 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan
Oh so tolerant liberals hoping for a little broken glass.

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6 posted on 10/18/2013 6:03:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

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.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 6:04:24 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (On the evening of 10/16/13, the ailing republican party breathed its last breath.)
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To: markomalley

Lots of Troy Gilmore Jr’s out there, Orlando has a couple interesting ones:

https://www.change.org/users/12259144


8 posted on 10/18/2013 6:05:57 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: cripplecreek

Well if this dude wants Cruz to go back to Canada then Obama must return to Kenya where he belongs.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 6:07:10 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Actually, he might already have a job as a TSA agent.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 6:07:39 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: cripplecreek

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11 posted on 10/18/2013 6:09:55 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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12 posted on 10/18/2013 6:11:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

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13 posted on 10/18/2013 6:13:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: markomalley
Mark this, liberals, commies, and democrats: one hundred heads. If the commies come to count coup on Ted Cruz, one hundred heads will be counted in return.
14 posted on 10/18/2013 6:15:19 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Jane Long

Thank you!


15 posted on 10/18/2013 6:17:12 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: markomalley

twitter and facebook are evil


16 posted on 10/18/2013 6:17:27 PM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessful city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: markomalley

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f9uyuYXGcQ8/UV9NwpTbivI/AAAAAAAAABM/26eAw7WlX54/s1000-fcrop64=1,20773884de47c77a/12296_1149415555923_4238422_n-1.jpg


17 posted on 10/18/2013 6:23:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: markomalley
urging that Cruz “needs tobe [sic] taught a street wise [sic] lesson”.

You fellas keep pushing it.

18 posted on 10/18/2013 6:24:46 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Post5203

“twitter and facebook are evil”

No just must of the users.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 6:25:18 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: markomalley

https://mobile.twitter.com/hollywood354


20 posted on 10/18/2013 6:27:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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