Cantor death threat & arrest was real and not politics. Last week, some Democrats accused the Republican House Minority Whip of using the incident for campaign funding purposes. This only prompted a counter-attack by the GOP.
However, the threat against the life of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor resulted in the quick arrest on Saturday. A Philadelphia man was taken into custody by the FBI.
“Over the weekend, Congressman Cantor was notified by law enforcement that a threat was made against his life. Law enforcement officials informed Congressman Cantor that the threat was determined as credible, and they were responding accordingly. The Congressman was later notified that the arrest was made and a suspect was in custody,” a statement from Congressman Cantor’s office said.
Politics between the Republicans and Democrats continue with tit-for-tat accusations against each. Some experts claim that it’s nothing more of ratcheting up the heated dialogue over the health care debate. The Democrats are likely to back off their criticism of the Congressman, for now, but another political wave will probably be created.
Eric Cantor last week made headlines when he announced a bullet had been fired into a window at his campaign office in Virginia. However, police say the bullet was a stray from a randomly fired handgun. The latest incident seemed to involve a more tangible threat.
The suspect was taken into custody over the weekend was clever enough to post his threats on YouTube. He probably thought that posting the video was untraceable. However, law enforcement authorities were quick to track him down.
The Web threat from the suspect, Norman Leboon, took aim at Cantor’s Jewish heritage. It also said he was “a liar, you’re a Lucifer, you’re a pig.” Leboon was a fugitive from state charges for making terrorist threats.
Norman Leboon Arrested After YouTube Video
Norman Leboon, 38, was charged after he allegedly recorded and posted the YouTube video on the Web. He threatened to kill the Congressman and his entire family. Laboon made several statements that question his mental state of mind.
“My Congressman Eric Cantor, and you and your cupcake evil wife,” the video said. “Remember Eric… our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given. You are a liar, you’re a Lucifer, you’re a pig, a greedy f—ing pig, you’re an abomination, you receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”
This comes on the heels of news reports about various acts of violence towards members of Congress, who voted for the health care bill. In addition, the times today are becoming violent, as authorities recently conducted a raid on a Christian militia who was making plans to kill police officers. The uprising among different groups isn’t about militia revolution, but about ethnic cleansing, and that’s the scary part.
Norman Leboon made several YouTube videos on the Web that have recently been taken down. He wanted to burn CNN to the ground, and he told ABC News employees that they will lose their firstborn sons. Leboon also threatened to burn down all the malls in America until the movie “Babe the Pig” was removed.
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