Numerous Republican lawmakers have encountered angry constituents – occasionally also finding themselves the unintentional cameo in a viral video – but a handful have received death threats and threats of physical violence.
The Hill highlights Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) who faced loud criticism while talking about his special-needs daughter who died at 11 years old, with people yelling, “Shame!” and saying he should write a book about it.
And in Gainesville, Florida, Rep. Ted Yoho (R) said protesters have gone after his staff, leaving threatening messages and damaging property, resulting in Yoho closing down the office for everyone but those with appointments.
“They’re mad to the point where they’re cussing at my staff, pushed one of them, poured stuff on one of the staff’s car,” he told the Hill. “If they start acting responsible and respectable, we’ll do the same.”