Law enforcement officials are investigating threats made via Twitter against Senator Ted Cruz of Texas who gained national notoriety with his crusade to deny funding to Obamacare.
The Canadian-born Tea Party conservative is widely believed to have been a major force behind the recent government shutdown.
The threats were made on Twitter by a person with the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54.
The man, identified as Troy Gilmore Jr, posted on Twitter Friday morning: ‘Take down Ted Cruz, at his home’ and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston, Texas.
‘Lets Find Ted Cruz, Texas address and show up his House, drag him out and B***h slap his A** in front of the country,’ another tweet reads.
‘Ted Cruz, we want you a** go the f*** back in Canada, else you and ur family will pay. U got a f***ing big mouth,’ the same person wrote.
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