On Friday an Omaha liberal staked out the Harley Davidson dealership in Pacific Junction, Iowa.
Robert Simet told workers at the Harley dealership he planned on killing Republican Senator Joni Ernst during her speech there the following day.
Robert William Simet, 64, was arrested and charged Friday for making threats against U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst. https://t.co/25qN0Lrdko
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The FBI arrested Simet for threatening to kill Senator Ernst.
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Omaha KETV reported:
Robert Simet is in federal custody Friday after he allegedly made threatening comments toward U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, of Iowa. The 64-year-old appeared in court Friday afternoon after the FBI arrested him at his Omaha home.
Simet is being held at the Pottawattamie County Jail, but according to court documents, the threats happened in Mills County at a Harley-Davidson dealership.
Angie Paulson is the office manager at Loess Hills Harley-Davidson. She says Simet was in her store Wednesday morning when he started talking to employees.
“Uneasy comments, threats of killing Sen. Joni Ernst, and they were a little shook up by it,” Paulsen said.
Paulsen said she came to learn Simet also made similar comments to other employees.
“I’m just proud of them for saying something,” Paulsen said.