ANOTHER Violent Democrat-Communist Arrested for Threatening to Kill Maine Republican Governor
A self-professed liberal democrat and communist (There’s a difference?) was arrested this week for sending threatening letters to politicians including Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage, Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa.
Democrat communist Michael Thomas was arrested last week.
The Online Sentinel reported:
A Portland man charged with sending threatening letters to Gov. Paul LePage admitted to agents that he sent those and other threatening letters to national political figures, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, according to testimony Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
Authorities also found a gun and an ammunition clip in Michael Thomas’ desk drawer when he was arrested Friday, FBI Special Agent Pamela Flick testified; and Thomas told her that if they had showed up later, he would have launched a shootout with police.
LePage received three letters attributed to Thomas, saying among other things that the author was willing to sacrifice his life to shoot the governor. Thomas told agents on Friday that he would follow through on the threats if he had the means, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey Neumann.
“This is escalating behavior. This is a very dangerous individual,” she said. “The defendant has done nothing but instill fear in the victim and in the community.”
Following a 90-minute hearing, Judge John Rich III ruled that Thomas, 50, poses a danger to the community and will be held until trial. Thomas sat passively throughout the hearing and showed no emotion as he was led from the hearing room in handcuffs and ankle shackles.
…Thomas admitted sending threatening letters similar to those sent to LePage to U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as well as Walker, Snowe and Collins, she said. Thomas described himself as a liberal Democrat and a communist and said he is a strong proponent of gun rights.
Don’t expect this story to make many headlines.