An Arizona man was arrested after authorities say he told a Congresswoman her ‘days were numbered’ after she voted to support President Trump.
According to the FBI, a Tuscon school district employee threatened to shoot Representative Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) in three separate voice messages in May after he became enraged with her for supporting President Donald Trump.
Authorities tracked the caller’s phone number to Steve Martan, 58, who was later arrested for allegedly threatening to assault and murder a U.S. official, interfering with McSally’s duties and retaliating against her, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tucson.
On May 2 and May 10, Martan is accused of calling McSally’s congressional office and leaving threatening, expletive-filled voice-mail messages.
“Yeah this is for Martha McSally,” Martan allegedly said in the first recording, before saying he wanted to wring the congresswoman’s neck. “You need to get back where you came from and leave Arizona,” he added.
According to the complaint, Martan told McSally in the second message that he couldn’t wait to “pull the trigger” when she returned to Tucson and shoot her between the eyes. “Be careful when you come back to Tucson cause we hate you here, okay,” it said. In the third message, Martan allegedly told McSally her “days are numbered.”
According to the Daily Star Martan, who works as a campus monitor at the Miles Explanatory Learning Center in the Tucson Unified School District, was told not to come to campus while the district investigates the allegations against him.
“Our community should be deeply disturbed by these threats of violence,” District Director C.J. Karamargin said in a statement. “Threatening to shoot a member of Congress between the eyes and stating that her days are numbered is sickening. It is especially sickening here in southeastern Arizona because we know, perhaps better than any congressional district in the country, what happens when threats of violence become acts of violence.”
Court records show Martan was ‘released on his own recognizance’, however, he is required to wear an electronic monitoring device and has been prohibited from contacting McSally and possessing a firearm or weapon.
So this is the state of the country right now? Support a Republican President and receive death threats? That liberal ‘tolerance’ really sure is teaching them how to coexist nicely, doesn’t it?