On Friday (June 2), federal Prosecutors revealed a New Hampshire man was charged with threatening to kill a U.S. senator.
Brian Landry, 66, was charged with threatening to assault, rob or kill a U.S. official after he left a threatening voicemail in the Senator’s district office on May 17, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Hampshire.
“Hey stupid, I’m a veteran sniper,” Landry began the call before threatening that if the Senator didn’t change his ways, he would come for him because he had turned on him.
He then declared that the Senator was a “dead man walking,” calling him a “piece of f*****g sh*t.”
Landry told investigators that he had seen reports that the legislature had been “blocking military promotions” and was “extremely angry with certain politicians” for dealing with important veterans’ rights programs, according to NBC News.
Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville (Ala.) has led hundreds of top military promotions and appointments since February to protest new Defense Department policies that allow paid leave and compensation for service members who travel for abortions.
Alabama Republicans faced a backlash over the controversial move, and he received rebukes from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and seven former Pentagon chiefs from the past four administrations.
In a letter in May, Austin examined that the “indefinite hold” was harming the national security of the United States and interfering with the normal operations of the Pentagon.
He added that the “longer that this hold persists,” the greater the threat to the U.S. military.