A 41-year-old Toledo, Ohio, man was charged Friday in a federal case alleging he made criminal threats against U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Facebook.
According to federal authorities, suspect Timothy J. Ireland Jr., 41, announced on social media, “She ought to be shot. Can’t fire me, my employer would load the gun on behalf of me.”
The statement was brought to the eye of U.S.A. Capitol Police on July 23, and federal authorities launched an investigation. An affidavit in support of the complaint against Ireland describes how Capitol Police agent Lawrence Anyaso phoned Ireland August 2nd to ask if the post was his.