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Man Charged for Cantor Death Threat

A Philadelphia man has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.) and his family.

33-year-old Norman Leboon made the threats in a YouTube video. The video has since been taken down, but FBI agents included a transcript of the threat in a sworn affidavit:

“My Congressman Eric Cantor, and you and your cupcake evil wife. . . .Remember Eric…our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given. You are a liar, you’re a Lucifer, you’re a pig, a greedy fucking pig, you’re an abomination, you receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”

More here.

UPDATE: Cantor’s office sends the following statement:

“Over the weekend, Congressman Cantor was notified by law enforcement that a threat was made against his life. Law enforcement officials informed Congressman Cantor that the threat was determined as credible and they were responding accordingly. The Congressman was later notified that an arrest was made and a suspect was in custody.

“At this time, the Congressman will have no further comment on this threat or the investigation, and asks that inquiries be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Congressman is deeply grateful for, and would like to dearly thank all local and federal law enforcement involved, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Virginia and Philadelphia, U.S. Capitol Police and the Henrico Police Department in Virginia.”

UPDATE II: Leboon may have donated to the Democratic Party and President Obama’s presidential campaign. The DNC says it is investigating the matter and will give any donations to charity.

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