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Authorities arrest man for allegedly threatening to kill Marjorie Taylor Greene

It remains unclear what, if anything, prompted Cirillo's alleged felonious rant, though the conservative firebrand lawmaker has often attracted intense public criticism.

Published: November 10, 2023 9:12pm

Authorities arrested a Georgia Man for allegedly threatening to kill Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after he called her district office and vowed to shoot her with a sniper rifle.

Greene's office identified the caller as Sean Patrick Cirillo, who has since between charged with using communications devices to make threats, CNN reported.

"I'm going to murder her; I'm going to shoot her in the (expletive) head and kill her, OK," Cirillo allegedly said.

"I want to thank every single member of law enforcement who acted swiftly in response to this murderous threat. From Rome City Police, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Capitol Police, the House Sergeant at Arms, and ultimately the FBI who made the arrest, every official acted quickly to put this man behind bars," Greene said in a statement to CNN. "I’m not the only victim with this threat of violence. My family is threatened. My staff is threatened. I even had to close my district office due to the potential of violence. It’s wrong and never should happen."

It remains unclear what, if anything, prompted Cirillo's alleged felonious rant, though the conservative firebrand lawmaker has often attracted intense public criticism. Most recently, she introduce a resolution to censure Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her remarks about Israel amid the ongoing conflict with Hamas. The House tabled her original resolution in early November, though she later announced plans to reintroduce a modified version.

The lower chamber ultimately adopted a separate censure resolution of Tlaib from Georgia GOP Rep. Richard McCormick.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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