Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, a Texas man who claims to be part of a “revolution,” was arrested this week after threating to shoot and kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in government.
Perry was charged with transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce after someone reported a Facebook post he allegedly made encouraging others to shoot Pelosi and other federal officials, according to WLBT-TV.
“If youre a dem or apart of the establishment in the democrats side I view you as a criminal and a terrorist and I advise everyone to Go SOS [shoot on sight] and use live rounds,” Perry allegedly posted March 23. “This is not gonna change until we attact NSA the DOJ the FBI and Any other agencies who want to get involved. Shoot to kill. This is a revolution.”
The 27-year-old also claimed in a subsequent Pelosi was “apart [sic] of a satanic cult and so are the people who work closly with her. Dems of the establishment will be removed at any cost necessary and yes that means by death.”
Perry told officers that he intended to bond out of jail and refuse to comply with orders to appear in court because he does not recognize the authority of the federal government.
If convicted, Perry faces up to five years in prison.
“The Department of Justice takes the security of our public servants seriously,” U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of Dallas said in a prepared statement. “Americans are entitled to voice their opinions but we will not allow them to threaten our officials’ physical safety.”