Virginia Man Jailed For Making Death Threats to Republican Senators Over Orlando Attack

Kyler Schmitz

This story perfectly illustrates the stupidity, rage and hypocrisy of the left.

An Islamic radical, who is a registered Democrat and known Hillary Clinton supporter commits mass murder in a gay nightclub and this man decides to vent his anger at Republicans by making death threats.

Once he was caught, he tried to claim that his death threats were just a joke.


Kyler Schmitz is an Uber driver in Virginia and he’s now in jail.

The Star Telegram reports:

Man says he ‘can’t wait’ to shoot senators in the face, then says it was a joke

A Virginia man in jail for threatening to shoot U.S. senators on Twitter has claimed the messages are just a misunderstanding.

Kyler Schmitz threatened to shoot multiple senators, including Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., in a series of tweets in mid-June, following the Orlando massacre that claimed 49 lives in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. He was arrested Friday and is being held by U.S. Capitol Police, Politico reported.

But Schmitz said through his defense attorney in a Monday hearing that the messages were meant to be a satirical response to Democrats and Republicans’ stalemate over the issue of gun control.

Schmitz had tweeted Blunt two days after the Orlando shooting, threatening to “shoot [him] in the head for allowing someone to murder my loved ones.” A Twitter account matching the tweets described in court documents also appeared to tag Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., in similar threatening messages.

His tweet to Blunt was flagged by a staffer for Capitol Police’s Threat Assessment Section, which dispatched two agents to Schmitz’s home June 15 after the message was posted, Politico reported.

According to an affidavit filed by one of the agents, Schmitz acknowledged that he had sent the message as a “direct threat,” Politico reported.

Apparently, Mr. Schmitz doesn’t read the Washington Post. Otherwise, he’d know Omar Mateen was a Hillary Clinton supporter:

Omar Mateen Hillary Supporter

This guy just basically ruined his life over a false narrative in which Republicans are somehow to blame for a terror attack they had nothing to do with.

Hope it was worth it, pal. Enjoy your new life in jail.


You Might Like