Philadelphia Man Arrested for Threatening GOP Whip; Cantor Was Notified About Threat Over the Weekend

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Monday, March 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

A Philadelphia man named Norman Leboon has been arrested after recording a YouTube message threatening Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who has accused Democrats of “fanning the flames” of outrage by publicizing threats against them since the health care vote.

Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring responds with a timeline and the word that the office won’t issue any more comments about this. The timeline puts the threat several days after Cantor’s “fanning the flames” comments, which came in response to a bullet hole being found in an office he sometimes uses.

Over the weekend, Congressman Cantor was notified by law enforcement that a threat was made against his life. Law enforcement officials informed Congressman Cantor that the threat was determined as credible and they were responding accordingly. The Congressman was later notified that an arrest was made and a suspect was in custody.

At this time, the Congressman will have no further comment on this threat or the investigation, and asks that inquiries be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Congressman is deeply grateful for, and would like to dearly thank all local and federal law enforcement involved, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office in Virginia and Philadelphia, U.S. Capitol Police and the Henrico Police Department in Virginia.

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Dave
Comment posted March 29, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

Funny how Democrats are fanning the flames by publicizing threats against them but the Republicans are innocent when their congressmen hold signs up egging on the tea party protesters to spit on other congressmen or call them names.

I works both ways fellas.


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Comment posted March 29, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

Hmm wonder what Cantor paid this guy to take a fall. He is the consumate boy who cried wolf.


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Comment posted March 29, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

These 'baggerz always play the victim card when threats & tantrums don't work: remember, even before Palin became Quitter in Chief, she was always crying about someone who had victimized her: Letterman, Obama (“lipstick on a pig—he's talking about me-me-me!”) Cantor is just learning to pay attention to how the heavy-hitters work it.


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buffalgal
Comment posted March 29, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

The kicker here is that the right is jumping on this as politically motivated while the truth of it is that this guy is a delusional whack job who believes he's a messenger of God. His videos ( or the ones that the FBI hasn't yanked yet) show that he hates ALL leaders. There are videos of him threatening the Pope, Hamas and Obama as well as the entire world of humans. I'm not sure if we can post links here so just go to YouTube and search Norman Leboon ( great name for the last holy messenger of God, eh ? )

I hope Cantor is mature enough to not make this in to anything political and accept it as the working of a crazy man.

And, I just have to say – it's awfully convenient that they just happened to find this video. Leboon has dozens of them covering all sorts of things. How did the authorities find the one about Cantor and not the one threatening POTUS ???? Sits a little odd with me.


buffalgal
Comment posted March 29, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

Here's the link to the video of Leboon threatening Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdOfwx6I3kQ


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Comment posted March 30, 2010 @ 2:16 am

i don't know that it was all that threatening to begin with. i'm inclined to agree– just a wacky man with no actual plan or crime. another case of thought crime.


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