It seems that the rhetoric against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has gone from hateful to downright graphic and violent. The Capitol Police are investigating online threats made by an individual against the Texas senator, a Cruz spokesperson said Friday.
The threatening posts were made on Twitter by someone who identifies himself as Troy Gilmore Jr. and uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54. He has also listed Cruz's home address in Houston several times and argued he needs to be "taught a street wise lesson."
"Take down Ted Cruz, at his home," the person tweeted, listing Cruz’s home address in Houston.
"Lets Find Ted Cruz, Texas address and show up his House, drag him out and B***h slap his A** in front of the country," another tweet reads.
"Ted Cruz, we want you a** go the f*** back in Canada, else you and ur family will pay. U got a f***ing big mouth," the same person wrote.
In yet another threatening post, the user advocates hanging Cruz by his "small balls if he tries another 'ShutdownTactic.'"
"We're aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities. I can't comment further on security matters," Cruz spokesman Sean Rushton told The Hill.
Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus told the Hill the department is "looking into that matter" and that they take all threats against members of Congress seriously.