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An Edwardsville man who police say threatened to kill President Donald Trump hasn’t voted since the 2012 general election, and in the 2008 primary, he took a Republican ballot.
Joseph L. Pickett, 45, did not vote in either the primary or general elections in 2016. In 2008, he only voted in the primary, and took a Republican ballot. He took a Democratic ballot in the 1992 primary.
Pickett threatened on social media to kill the president, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. Two co-workers alerted authorities to the his posts.
“Before I die I want our president and congress to sign a treaty to never side with Russia or any enemy of the United States of America! If one will then that person deserves to be shot,” one of his posts read. “Guess what Trump? I’m waiting for the right time...and I KNOW your (sic) Putin’s (expletive)! The secret service now has a heads up as to my plan to assassinate Trump...let’s see if they act.”
Pickett will be detained until his trial. A judge ruled that Pickett should be detained because the court couldn’t ensure the safety of other people in the community and because of “mental instability.”
Threatening to kill the president of the United States is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
So, he was upset and convinced that President Trump was cahooting with the Russians. I wonder where he got that idea, and how often he heard it?
I mean, so far it has been almost a year of these accusations with ZERO evidence.
I keep hearing from folks that emphasize or follow the Democratic witch hunt over this say, repeatedly, "What harm could it do?" and "It's news the people want to hear".
I see, a very bipartisan response. Where are the indictments and federal investigations of those entertainers that publicly declare they often "thought about blowing up the White House" and depict a decapitated Trump head in eloquent ISIS fashion? Oh, that's right. NOTHING.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Krakatoa
He voted GOP ... and DNC .. so why single out the GOP?