Dangerous Trump Fan Arrested After Threatening To Shoot AOC To Death
A man in Ohio was arrested this week after police noticed a very peculiar Facebook post where he claimed that Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot and killed.
41-year-old Timothy J. Ireland, Jr. was indicted in U.S. District Court in Toledo with one count of making interstate threats, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of being a fugitive in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for Northern Ohio.
“She should be shot. Can’t fire me, my employer would load the gun for me,” Ireland allegedly wrote, next to a news article about Ocasio-Cortez, according to an affidavit filed by a member of the Capitol Police.
That’s not even the most disturbing part. When confronted by police about the post, Ireland quickly bragged about it and said he was proud of what he had written.
“He stated he made the statements and was very proud of the post he made,” prosecutors wrote. “He also stated he has firearms and always carries them concealed.”
A search of his home in Toledo turned up three rounds of .32-caliber ammunition and four rounds of .45-caliber ammunition, and an FBI criminal history check revealed Ireland had two outstanding warrants, according to an affidavit filed in his case.
Ocasio-Cortez has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest critics in Congress. She has also been targetted by the president himself on multiple occasions.
Trump has criticized Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the so-called “Squad” in Congress — four progressive members of Congress who are all minority women — as “a very racist group of troublemakers.”
Trump’s tweeted that the Squad is “so bad for our country” on July 22 — the day before Ireland’s alleged post on Facebook.
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019