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March 25th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Democrats facing death threats

(CNN) – The message from emotional voters to Capitol Hill could not be clearer: "go to hell."

From profanity-laden voice mails to faxes with Nazi insignia, thousands of Americans are venting their anger. And the shouting isn't bound to The Beltway.

At least ten members of Congress, with home districts stretching all the way from New York to Arizona, have reported either harassment, vandalism, or death threats. Our Brianna Keilar has the report from Capitol Hill.


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  1. Kathy

    America is looked upon as the super power of the world and what some of these people are advocating is violence on another human being. Is this what we have become? If you don't like things just throw a brick or pull out a gun? Sarah Palin is supposed to be a christian, yet she puts gun sites on these maps! If the radicals take this as her advocating the shooting or killing –will she be held responsible for criminal negligence? Maybe she should go back and re-read her bible. My bible says to do unto others as you would have them do to you. May God have mercy on all of us.

    March 26, 2010 at 7:06 am |
  2. JB

    The Republicans are proving that they are the American Taliban.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  3. US Taxpayer

    The people that are spewing this hate only parrot what limbaugh, beck and coulter tell them to parrot!!! They have minds of their own. This is a perfect example of why we need to educate our population. Why do we always have enough money for war and never enough for education??

    This is a very sick society indeed.

    March 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  4. michaela

    I feel sorry for the Democrats that by doing a great act trying to improve Health Care for all,that their lives and their families lives are being threatened. John Beighnor started all of this with his hell no. Well hell no to republicans like Beighnor,Palin,and McCain. These people spread lies,induce panic,and are home grown terrioist. These people should be analized by a physysicitrist to see if they are competent to be in a public office these people are very scary and I don't want them speaking for me or deciding whats best for my country, for me,my family, my neighbors, or my friends..

    March 25, 2010 at 9:50 am |
  5. Mike Crockett, TX

    Why should we expect anything different with the Republicans whipping up fear and hatred for the past 9 years. It will be no surprise that the vitriol will continue. We have finally sunk into 3rd world tactics with our political rhetoric.

    The next thing will be acts of violence not just talk and school ground chants. There are plenty of psychos out there who thing they are doing God's will. You can start by looking inside the Republican party congressmen and senators. They will wring their hands and tears will flow but it will be too late. They should be condemned by the American public for their childish fits and inflammatory language. We have serious problems that require serious people.

    I saw John McCain's dismissive response to the questions of violence this morning. Oh by the way his new mantra is Democratic sleazy tactics. You have to say one thing for the Republicans, they do have a way with words that in no way address the real issues, but do incite hatred and disrespect.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  6. George Hills

    These threats and actions are all acts of domestic terrorism. There is no different between the way that Al Queda tried to influence US foerign policy and the way that these US militants are going about trying to influence US domestic policy.

    The government must crack down on these militants in order to defend the US's democracy.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:29 am |