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Posted at 1:28 PM ET, 03/29/2010

Man arrested for threatening to kill Cantor, family

By Washington Post editors

A Philadelphia man has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his family, Virginia Politics reports.

A two-count complaint and warrant was filed Monday accusing Norman Leboon with threatening to kill Cantor and his family in a YouTube video posted online in March, according to U.S. Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk.

Cantor was told over the weekend by authorities that a credible threat was made against his life, and that an arrest had been made.

The congressman made headlines last week when he announced that his Richmond campaign office had been fired at. Police later determined the bullet that hit his office was random.


By Washington Post editors  | March 29, 2010; 1:28 PM ET
 
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How come you don't mention that he's a Muslim and an Obama donor to the tune of 815.00?

Not newsworthy?

Not interesting?

Not Pravda?

Posted by: BlacquesJacquesShellacques | March 29, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Probably because this man had serious, persistent mental illness. His apparent religious convictions had nothing to do with his threats to Mr. Cantor and everything to do with his mental illness. Meanwhile, I'm glad that Mr. Cantor is safe, even if I deplore his accusations that Democrats are leveraging threats to their own lives for political gain.

Posted by: weiwentg | March 29, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

dude threatened Hollywood movie producers for making the movie Babe!

“That movie pig, that Babe, was created by Lucifer, because he was a disgusting pig. A greedy, fat pig. That’s all he was. He was a pig god.”

see for yourself...

http://washingtonindependent.com/80811/norman-leboon-a-threatening-kind-of-guy

Posted by: millionea7 | March 29, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

weiwentg, nonsense. The mental illness, if it exists is newsworthy too. I say 'if it exists' because mentally ill people go to the funny farm. They are detained, not arrested. A quick search finds no 'history of mental illness', just a few opinions from bloggers that 'he must be crazy, look at what he has said'. On that basis nearly everyone at Kos, Huffpo, DU and FireDoglake need committal to an institution for the criminally insane.

Nope, lefties always claim 'mental illness', 'isolated incident', yadda, yadda when one of their nutroots goes completely off the rails. Until then lefties egg their nutroots on, all the while screaming 'malicious intent', 'organized at the highest levels', 'proclivity for violence' whenever a right winger goes off the rails.

Besides, the public deserves to know that mentally ill people contribute to and support Obama. OK, that was a cheap shot but I like it. Besides, it would be a MSM headline if the situation were reversed.

"McCain thrives on Support from Insane Conservatives" - didn't I see that very headline in the WaPo a few years ago?

Posted by: BlacquesJacquesShellacques | March 29, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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