June 19, 2024

Man Who Threatened Maxine Waters Receives Nearly 3-year Prison Sentence

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who has invited violence against Republicans, is thrilled to death today.

The man who had sent a series of threatening messages to Waters has been sentenced to nearly three years in jail.

Brian Michael Gaherty of Houston, TX, learned his fate on Monday.

Going to Jail

In 2022, Gaherty placed several calls to Waters threatening to kill the controversial California Democrat.

He was charged with “four counts of making threats in interstate communications and four counts of threatening a United States official.”

He was indicted in 2023, then pleaded guilty, resulting in a 33-month sentence and a $10,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada stated, “Threats to harm or kill elected officials are anathema to our nation’s values and must not – and will not – be tolerated.

“My office and the entire Department of Justice will continue to combat threats against public officials and other attempts to chill democracy.”

A press release regarding the indictment stated, “Authorities contacted Gaherty and warned him to disengage in October 2022, but a few weeks later, he persisted with his violent threats.

“In November 2022, Gaherty left Waters two additional voicemails, informing Waters that she ‘done [expletive] up’ by reporting his threats to law enforcement, and stated, ‘This ain’t no threat. It’s a … promise.'

“He also threatened to meet Waters ‘on the street’ and ‘get in [her] face,’ and again told her that he and his ‘crowd,’ had a contract to ‘take [her]… out.’ Finally, he warned, ‘You better watch your back.'”

I agree that threatening members of Congress cannot be tolerated, but why is this a one-way street?

Waters has regularly advocated for violence against the right, including Republicans, and not once has she been held accountable for her words.

Do as I say, not as I do…

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