(HorizonPost.com) – In a shocking turn of events, a resident of Macon, Georgia, identified as Sean Patrick Cirillo, 34, stands accused of threatening to assassinate controversial Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and her family.
Cirillo, now facing federal charges for misuse of communication devices to issue threats, reportedly posed as a significant contributor to Greene’s office. He then made the horrific claim of being a sniper with murderous intent.
In an audio clip shared with CNN, the chilling words of the caller can be heard, “I will assassinate her; I will shoot her straight in the head and end her life, understand?” His threats didn’t stop there, as he warned of imminent danger to Greene’s family and office staff.
This alarming episode unfolded as Representative Greene of Georgia was advocating in the House for an impeachment vote against Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of Homeland Security. Greene accused the cabinet official of failing to safeguard the border and defend states from an “invasion” of illegal immigrants.
Despite the grave situation, Greene remained undeterred in her pursuit of impeaching Mayorkas, accusing him of high crimes and misdemeanors during his tenure as the face of President Biden’s immigration policies.
In the aftermath of Cirillo’s detainment, Representative Greene revealed that threats against her life were almost a daily occurrence. She thanked the law enforcement officers who swiftly responded to this frightening threat.
In a statement to Atlanta News First, Greene underscored the unacceptability of threats against elected officials, regardless of political alignment. She emphasized that no one should face life-threatening situations for fulfilling the mandate given to them by the public.
Greene, who confessed that she didn’t anticipate such threats when she took office, decried the situation and insisted that such actions must not be tolerated. After Cirillo’s alleged threats against her staff, she had to close her district office in Dalton.
Greene reasserted the importance of taking threats of violence seriously and highlighted her staunch belief in her Second Amendment rights.
Cirillo is slated to make his initial federal court appearance on December 13, as per Fox 5 News. It remains uncertain if he has secured legal representation.
This incident is the second of this week, targeting a Republican lawmaker from Georgia. Earlier in the week, Representative Rich McCormick announced the temporary closure of his office in Cumming following “serious threats of violence against the staff.” So far, McCormick’s office has remained tight-lipped about the specifics of these threats.
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