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Illinois man charged with threatening to shoot GOP congressman


Added 12-14-19 07:57:02am EST - “A man in Illinois has been charged after allegedly threatening to shoot Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and accusing? the congressman of "backing the Russians."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Illinois man charged with threatening to shoot GOP congressman”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A man in Illinois has been charged after allegedly threatening to shoot Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisKoch campaign touts bipartisan group behind ag labor immigration bill House passes bill meant to restore Voting Rights Act Hillicon Valley: Trump officials propose retaliatory tariffs over French digital tax | FBI classifies FaceApp as threat | Twitter revamps policies to comply with privacy laws | Zuckerberg defends political ads policy MORE (R-Ill.) and accusing the congressman of "backing the Russians."

Randall Tarr, 64, of Rochester, Ill., was charged with communicating threats to injure a person and threatening to assault, kidnap or murder a federal official, according to court documents released this week.

Prosecutors say that Tarr called Davis's district office last month and left a profanity-filled voicemail, saying, "I just saw you...on the TV. You backing the Russians, boy?" 

"Stupid son of a b----, you're gonna go against our military and back the Russians?" he allegedly added. "I'm a sharpshooter...I'd like to shoot your f------ head off you stupid m-----f-----."

Tarr, who was arrested Thursday and subsequently released from custody under conditions, told The Associated Press in an interview that he was angered by a TV ad in which Davis claimed that Ukraine – not Russia – had interfered in the 2016 election, prompting him to call.  

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