Anger is still boiling over the Trump administration policy that resulted in families being separated at the southern border, leading a New York man to make a frightening threat against House GOP leaders, according to Hot Air.
Carlos Bayon was arrested and charged with interstate communication of a threat for a voicemail he left at Rep. Steve Scalise's (R-La.) office at the end of June, which spoke of "taking" the congressman's children as retaliation for family separations.
What did the message say?
Here is the text of Bayon's June 30 message to Scalise:
"Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake, you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente (an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth). That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day."
According to The Washington Post, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) also received a threatening call with a similar message.
Bayon faces up to five years in prison for the federal charge of using interstate communications to make a physical threat.
Did Scalise respond?
Lauren Fine, a Scalise spokesperson, issued a statement expressing gratitude to law enforcement for their work in tracing the calls back to Bayon.
"Whip Scalise is grateful to law enforcement for their actions," Fine said. "He will never forget how their heroism saved his life and those of his colleagues last year. As he has said before, there is absolutely no place in our political discourse for violent threats."
Scalise was shot and seriously wounded just over a year ago during a congressional baseball practice by a politically-motivated anti-Trump gunman who unloaded 62 rounds in nine minutes at the baseball field.