Protester Arrested Outside Senator’s Office Said Liberals Will Get ‘Better Aim’ to Solve ‘Republican Problem’
More liberal terrorism!
According to reports, a man was arrested outside of Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) office for telling staffers that liberals will solve their ‘Republican problem’ by getting a better aim. More violent threats from the left (shocker).
A man was arrested for telling staffers to Sen. Jeff Flake that liberals will solve their Republican problem by getting “better aim,” and made a reference to the shooting at a practice for the congressional baseball game last month.
Jason Samuels, Flake’s communications director, told Tuscon News Now a protester was arrested on Thursday morning after making threatening statements to staffers.
“You know how liberals are going to solve the Republican problem? They are going to get better aim,” he said. “That last guy tried, but he needed better aim. We will get better aim.”
The protester was likely referencing last month’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.
KVOA reports that a second protester was also arrested for forcing his way into Senator Flake’s office:
That man has been identified as Mark Prichard, 59. He was arrested for Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree and Threats and Intimidation, according to Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman Dep. Cody Gress.
“The office is a rented space on privately owned property, and the property management company as well as the staff at Sen. Flake’s office indicated they wanted the protester who made the comments to be trespassed, Gress said.”
Another protester, identified as Patrick Diehl, 70, was arrested after allegedly forcing his way into Flake’s office when a staffer opened the door to pass out informational packets, Gress said. The office was not allowing protesters inside.
Diehl was immediately arrested for Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree as well, Gress said.
Both Prichard and Diehl were transported to the Pima County Adult Detention Complex for their charges, Gress added. The remaining protesters were allowed to be on the property 5 at a time from that point forward, and the remaining protest time was peaceful.
Photo of the two protesters arrested below. Prichard, 59 and Diehl, 70.
The protester was referencing last months shooting of Congressman Scalise. Senator Flake was at the Alexandria, VA baseball field when the shooting occurred and was one of the first to tend to Scalise. He also quickly grabbed Senator Joe Barton’s (R-TX) 10-year-old son who was helping the team on the field by fetching baseballs, and hid him under the dugout bench to protect him from gunfire.