Rep. Jean Schmidt received a threatening telephone call linked to her vote against the national health-care bill.Will Barry's puppets in the press get as "outraged" over this as they are with supposed threats against Democrat pols of late? Don't hold your breath.
Capitol Hill police are investigating the threat made Wednesday night in a call to her district office in Sycamore Township. The caller mentioned he had a 9-mm gun.
"They're trying to track this guy down," said Barry Bennett, chief of staff for the Miami Township Republican. "He appears to be a Cincinnati local."
Schmidt listened to the recorded message—which is less than 40 seconds long but contains "just mean, awful stuff"—after it was discovered this morning, Bennett said.
The caller said Schmidt was a racist for opposing the bill backed President Barack Obama, whose father was African, Bennett said.
"I'm glad the president passed health care," the caller says on a copy of the recording provided to The Enquirer by Bennett. "(Racist) Republicans hate that, don't you?"
The caller also labeled as racists Rep. John Boehner of West Chester and Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, both Republicans.
"Why don't you all just change the party name to racist?" the caller said. "F--- all you racist(s)."
The man added that he wished Schmidt's back had been broken in 2008 when she was hit by a car while jogging in Miami Township.
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