Calif man who threatened to murder GOP lawmaker gets slap on the wrist, no jail time

A California man who’d threatened to kill Rep. Matt Gaez and his children was sentenced to a paltry six months of house arrest, five years of probation, and a $10,000 fine, meaning no time to be spent in jail.

Eugene Huelsman, 59, received the sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in October “to a felony interstate threats charge for leaving a threatening voicemail message at Gaetz’s district office in Pensacola, Fla.,” according to Politico.

Sent on Jan. 9th, 2021, days after the Jan. 6th riot, the voicemail message called for the deaths of both the congressman and at least one of his children.

“Tell [Gaetz] to watch his back. Tell him to watch his children. I’m coming for him … I’m gonna f—ing kill him. … I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your f…ing kids too,” Huelsman reportedly said in the message.

He also said he hoped Gaetz would “die in a shallow grave.”

According to the Justice Department, Huelsman has a history of issuing such threats.

“The United States Capitol Police were contacted when the threat was made, which triggered security protocols related to the victim. The investigation revealed this was not the first time Huelsman made threats involving political figures. Huelsman had previously been investigated by the United States Secret Service for threatening a member of a former President’s family on social media,” the department notes.

It’s believed the former president was none other than former President Donald Trump. The irony is that it was reportedly a Trump-appointed judge, T. Kent Wetherell II, who sentenced Huelsman during a 90-minute hearing Thursday.

It’s not clear why, given the guy’s past history, he was treated to such a relatively light sentence.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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