It seems that the rhetoric against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has gone from hateful to downright graphic and violent. The Capitol Police are investigating online threats made by an individual against the Texas senator, a Cruz spokesperson said Friday.
The threatening posts were made on Twitter by someone who identifies himself as Troy Gilmore Jr. and uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54. He has also listed Cruz’s home address in Houston several times and argued he needs to be “taught a street wise lesson.”
“Take down Ted Cruz, at his home,” the person tweeted, listing Cruz’s home address in Houston.
“Lets Find Ted Cruz, Texas address and show up his House, drag him out and B***h slap his A** in front of the country,” another tweet reads.
“Ted Cruz, we want you a** go the f*** back in Canada, else you and ur family will pay. U got a f***ing big mouth,” the same person wrote.
In yet another threatening post, the user advocates hanging Cruz by his “small balls if he tries another ‘ShutdownTactic.’”
“We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities. I can’t comment further on security matters,” Cruz spokesman Sean Rushton told The Hill.
Capitol Police spokesman Shennell Antrobus told the Hill the department is “looking into that matter” and that they take all threats against members of Congress seriously.
Maybe it is just me but isn’t anybody tired of this crap? Threats like this need to be addressed and people need to be held accountable. I think Social Media gives cowards a voice they feel they can use without accountability. I don’t Tweet, I don’t have Facebook and the main reason is I believe they are tools used by those without conscience all to often and it is aiding in destroying our society. Just this week we heard of two girls who bullied a young girl to the point she took her life and we found out after she was dead they were still trashing this girl.
What I would like to see is our President publicly denounce this crap for what it is, ignorance. I know crap in one hand ant want with the other and see which fills up first. But it would be nice to see the most powerful man in the free world do something about the lack of civility and morals in this nation.