Press secretary: Threat made against Illinois U.S. representative
An e-mail threat was reportedly made against U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, seen in this file photo.
January 10th, 2011
11:11 AM ET

Press secretary: Threat made against Illinois U.S. representative

A staff member for Rep. Danny Davis, D-Illinois, received an e-mail over the weekend threatening the eight-term Democrat, Davis spokesman Ira Cohen said Monday.

Davis' office has filed a report with Capitol Hill police, Cohen noted. He would not say, however, if Davis had stepped up his personal security.

The threat came in the wake of Saturday's massacre in Tucson, Arizona, in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was allegedly targeted for assassination. Six people were killed - including a federal judge - and 14 were wounded in the shooting. Giffords remains in critical condition.

Davis has public events scheduled Monday in Illinois which he plans to attend, Cohen noted.

The congressman recently withdrew from Chicago's mayoral race.

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  1. Cesar

    OK, meet my little friend!!!!

    January 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. boomer

    This whacko didn't do because of any political belief. He did it because he is crazy. But leave it to the libs to blame anyone who doesn't believe the same as they do. Speaks volumes about their mentality.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • reACTIONary

      Angle recommended a "Second Amendment Remedy" to the "problem" of Harry Reid, and said someone should "take him out". This is irresponsible and reprehensible conduct. This mass killing brings the reality of what she and the other team party nuts have been advocating, regardless of the killers state of mind, and shows us directly how shameful their behavior has been. This reprehensible rhetoric has to stop.

      January 10, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Mehdi General Dr. Bad

    January 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    I want my army nurse from New Jersey.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    CNN, you block my message.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Your comment is awaiting moderation

    January 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim

    On the shooter's facebook page, he claims to support Sara Palin, noting her picture, and the Teaparty.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jim

    Still want to float the sily claim that democrats are shooting their own congressional reps, Frank?

    January 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Jimmy,
      Go read todays NY Post and become enlightened.Youre telling me the Authorities are allowing this assasins WEBSITE to remain active?Why is that Jimmy?

      January 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jim

    Still want to float the silly claim that democrats are shooting their own congressional reps, Frank?

    January 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jim

    Frank? You haven't retreated, have you, Frank? Remember what your hoochie mama said. Get back here and face the music, Frank. Cesar, go get ur hero.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jim

    It was reported on cspan before it was taken down. Any other thoughts? I've other posts. He was a teabagger.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Jimmy,

      What part of it was reported that one of his female High School or College classmates who knew him said he was a "Big LIB and POT HEAD" don't you understand.As for his FaceBook Site,did you ever hear of something called a "Disinformation Campaign".By saying he was a Sara Palin Supporter.No one would believe he was a POT HEAD and DRUG USER.

      January 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. PartisanSheep

    See? All you tards are playing party politics. This is what THEY want. Keep it up you narrow minded idiots.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Frank

    Jimmy.

    Lets have the Media investiagate how he voted in the last 4 years and see what Political Party the Assasin belonged too.

    January 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Frank

    To Frank who is sorry to Jim,
    Kid,and I know you have to be.My life has not sheltered like yours probably has been,I have had to do things I had no choice in doing.I am glad you could not hurt a fly.i hope you never have to.

    January 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jim

    There are more than one hired posters, here, it looks like, to me... What do you think, Frank?

    January 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      It looks like these right-wing nutjobs think of everything. Now they're posting their bla-bla-bla under other peoples' names,including mine.

      January 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
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