REPORT: US attorney responds after Matt Gaetz says graphic death threats ignored

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The representative for a U.S. attorney shot back at Rep. Matt Gaetz after he suggested that prosecutors declined to bring charges against a man who levied threats against him because of his ideology.

Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida, revealed Tuesday on Fox News that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California declined to pursue a case. Noting how people who threatened some of his Democratic colleagues get arrested, Gaetz told host Tucker Carlson, “I hope there’s not a double standard” against conservatives.

The article goes on to state the following:

“This Office prosecutes threat cases against public officials when law enforcement has determined there is a credible possibility that the threat could be carried out and the case otherwise meets our standards for prosecution. In assessing such threat cases, this Office does not take into consideration the politics of the public official who has been threatened,” [Abraham Simmons, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office,] said in a statement. “This Office prosecutes threat cases without discrimination on the basis of the public official’s viewpoint or any other impermissible basis.”

On Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tuesday, Gaetz played graphic audio of the death threats he’d received. Listen here.

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