Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) said Tuesday that a man called his office and threatened to show up with an assault rifle to kill the congressman.
The man asked a Swalwell staffer about the congressman’s location and said he wanted to speak with him, according to a message detailing the call Swalwell posted on Twitter.
The caller, who said he was a gay man, “raved about gay issues” and “used the F slur multiple times,” according to the message.
“He mentioned that he has guns and wants to fuck him up,” the message read.
Swalwell, an outspoken opponent of former President Trump, has publicly detailed violent threats in the past, often blaming Trump and his GOP allies, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield).
“I hesitate to share this, but how else to tell you that we are in violent times, and the architects are Trump and McCarthy,” Swalwell tweeted Tuesday. “Bloodshed is coming.”
Friday, Swalwell posted a recording of a call in which a man said the congressman would be “one of a dozen people who are going to have their heads on a stick.”
“This is the MAGA-GOP of Trump and McCarthy,” Swalwell wrote. “They don’t condemn violence because they want violence.”
August 15, Swalwell posted that “Death threats from the MAGA world are flooding our office,” describing an incident in which a caller said he would kick the congressman’s door in and federal agents would put a gun to his head and raid his home.
“This was made for a college intern who is working on our phones,” Swalwell said.