Rep. Matt Gaetz was threatened with death by a man. According to court records, The man accused was arrested last week under a federal indictment.
Prosecutors claim that Eugene Huelsman called Gaetz’s office to threaten the lawmaker on Jan. 9, three days after the Capitol Siegge. “Tell [M.G.] to watch his back, tell him to watch his children,” Huelsman allegedly seethed into the receiver, according to the indictment.
“I’m coming for him, he’s gonna f–king die… I’m gonna f–king kill him… Watch your back, I’m coming for you. I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your f–king kids too,” the man allegedly snarled.
Gaetz confirmed he was the victim identified in the indictment as M.G. Fox News Digital was informed by the congressman that he had turned over the voicemail to Capitol Police.
Huelsman was arrested in May by the Northern District of Florida for one felony charge of making a threat of injuring another person. However, his whereabouts are unknown. Court records show that a judge sealed the indictment and authorities found Huelsman in California.
Huelsman will make his first appearance in Pensacola federal Court this Friday.
“I’m glad that prosecutors in the Northern District of Florida take death threats against me and my family seriously,” Gaetz said. “I wish that were an ethic across the DOJ enterprise.”
The attorney for Huelsman could not be immediately identified.