Police investigating threats against Ted Cruz
October 18th, 2013
10:24 PM ET
8 years ago

Police investigating threats against Ted Cruz

Washington (CNN) - U.S. Capitol Police are investigating threats made Friday on Twitter against Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who gained national notoriety following his high-profile stand pushing Republicans to only allow the federal government to be funded if Obamacare was not. When the Senate refused to go along, the 16 day government shutdown resulted – and Ted Cruz became the de-facto face of it.

The posts came from a man who identifies himself as a military veteran and included, “Ted Cruz needs to be taken out,” and, “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home.”

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“We are looking into the threats made on Twitter,” U.S. Capitol Police spokesman Officer Shennell Antrobus told CNN.

Cruz’s office confirmed the matter has been referred to the police.

“We are aware of the threats and have notified the proper authorities,” said Cruz’s spokeswoman Catherine Frazier.

The law enforcement investigation was first reported by The Hill.

–CNN's Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.

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soundoff (230 Responses)
  1. Wendy

    Ted Cruz is a crazy man and should be kicked out of government. He is as dangerous as Hitler.

    October 20, 2013 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  2. Wendy

    There won't be a Republican winner in any election for a long time thank you Ted Cruz for that.

    October 20, 2013 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  3. Cowboy Roy

    I thought all the people love Ted Cruz. That's what he tells us.

    October 20, 2013 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  4. Larry in Houston

    from what I'm gathering, or hearing, this is his first & last term....he's an embarrassment to his party, and to everyone else, for that matter...He won't make it to first base, next time around. The only ones who will continue to support this clown next time around, will be the ultra right wingers, who think they are always right, on every issue there is, but don't stop long enough to think about their own personal business, or their own personal lives...... If they did, I'll bet a dime to a dollar that they are in fact, living more of a moderate life, or even think more moderately, unlike what they publicly say...

    October 20, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. Fair is fair

    Why are liberals full of hate? Whyyyyy???

    October 20, 2013 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
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