A man from New York was so upset when the Senate voted to confirm the Supreme Court former judge- and now- Justice Brett Kavanaugh but unfortunately he channeled his frustrations to violence. He threatened to assault and murder two Republican senators who voted to confirm President Trump’s nominee. Now he has to face the consequences of his actions following his arrest and the filing of charges against him.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Man arrested for threatening <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kavanaugh?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kavanaugh</a>-supporting senators <a href="https://t.co/utk6v3w7sN">https://t.co/utk6v3w7sN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RonaldDeRisi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RonaldDeRisi</a> The Smithtown man is accused of leaving disturbing voicemails on the senators’ office phones. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lnyhbt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lnyhbt</a></p>— DeplorableAmerican (@copperpenny222) <a href="https://twitter.com/copperpenny222/status/1053545620416409600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2018</a></blockquote>
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74-year-old Ronald DeRisi of Smithtown, New York , has been charged in federal court in the Eastern District of New York for the threats he issued against the two unnamed Republican senators.
The complaints against DeRisi alleges that he made 10 threatening voice messages at the two senators’ offices starting on September 27. He even left a voicemail on the first senator’s office phone stating he had a “present” for the lawmaker, and added: “It’s a 9-millimeter. Side of your f—ing skull, you scumbug motherf—er.”
As for the second senator, DeRisi allegedly left a message that said: “you better pray that guy don’t get in.”
Other reports named the senators DeRisi allegedly threatened as Iowa’s Grassley, whom he also allegedly called as a “f___ing old bastard.”
The other is Senator Collins of Maine whom he also insulted as a “twit” on the day of the vote. DeRisi is also accused of leaving a message to Collins that said: “Listen, you dumb son of a bitch, don’t you know that guy’s a sex offender? How could you not know that…you f–king twit.”
Court documents say most of the calls were placed using a prepaid cell phone.
Apparently, it wasn’t the first time DeRisi issued threats over the phone. He was arrested in 2015 for also making threatening messages against someone. He pleaded guilty in Nassau County that year to one count off aggravated harassment, for repeatedly calling his target’s office more than 15 times, and leaving threatening voicemails. He was also arrested for another violation in 2011- cutting cables on a cell tower.