Trump supporter, 53, is charged after 'making threats to kill' Democrat senators and 'weak' Republicans if they vote against Brett Kavanaugh (MSN link): A man in Florida has been arrested after he threatened to shoot senators who don't support Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, authorities said. James Royal Patrick Jr. was arrested at 4pm on Wednesday and charged with making written threats to kill or injure, Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Investigators say they received an email tip at 11am that day about threatening posts Patrick, 53, made on this public Facebook page last month. Authorities said that Patrick threatened to shoot members of Congress and their families depending on which way the confirmation vote went.
He also made threats against any local and federal law enforcement officers that might respond to his home.
Besides threatening Democrats and 'weak Republicans' who might oppose Kavanaugh, Patrick also encouraged conservatives to break into liberals' homes and kill them in their sleep.
'Getting ready if Kav is not confirmed….whoever I think is to blame may God have mercy on their soul,' he said in one post on September 22.
'I expect to be confronted and I will be ready to kill and ready to die.'
'I can tell it seems I will be sacrificing my life for my country,' he said in another post on September 27.
'But I am ready and will know who needs to be killed after the vote to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.
'I believe democrats need to be afraid to do what they are doing right now and weak republicans that do not vote for him need to pay with their lives.'
In another, he said: 'I can't do this by myself! Need more conservatives going into liberals' homes at night killing them in their sleep!'
In other posts, he claimed he was selling his house and had made arrangements for his pets because 'I know I will not be coming home.'
'I am about to accept an offer on my house just to get more money to fund my plan to kill Democrat office holders and their families,' he wrote in one post.
'It is all I think about night and day. I even wake up in the middle of the night, most nights, thinking about it. Ultimately I will be killed but hopefully I will have killed many many liberal [sic] elected in Washington.'
In another, he claimed: 'Just bought 12 boxes of hollow point 50 caliber bullets….have plenty of ammo for my sniper rifle and bought a suppressor.'
'Have made sure all my arrangements have been made and care for my dogs because I will not be coming home.
'Have made extra precautions and added more supplies in the tunnel under my house in case local or federal law enforcement tries to stop me.'
Authorities noted there are no tunnels under his house.
Patrick's Facebook page also contained photos of him, along with photos of guns and ammunition. He has also shared posts supportive of President Donald Trump.