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New York man pleads guilty to phoning in death threats to GOP senators for backing Kavanaugh

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He's facing up to a decade behind bars

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A New York man has pleaded guilty to threatening the lives of two U.S. senators last year over their support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a justice on the Supreme Court.

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Long Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested in October after leaving several expletive-filled messages on the voicemails of Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). At the time, Grassley was chairman of the Judiciary Committee that was conducting the contentious Kavanaugh hearings. Collins all but sealed Kavanaugh's confirmation by announcing that she would vote "yes" in a widely-viewed speech on the Senate floor.

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