GOP Lawmaker Receives A Disturbing Voicemail Following Infrastructure Vote
Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton reported death threats against him and his family that was left on his voicemail not long after he voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Upton, who is the dean of Michigan’s congressional delegation, said that a person left a message saying “I hope you die.”
“I hope everybody in your f*****g family dies,” the voicemail allegedly said, adding that Upton was a “f****g piece of s**t traitor.”
“These are very disturbing, adult language,” Upton added that it was not an isolated incident. “To say the least, that truly is frightening.”
Upton was one of 13 House Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill late Friday. The bill allocates $1.2 trillion over the next decade towards improving roads, bridges, waterways, ports, rural broadband and more; it passed in the Senate in August with 19 Republicans joining all Democrats.
The bipartisan bill had been held in the House for months as left-wing Democrats tried to push moderates to back President Joe Biden’s budget, a now-$1.75 trillion social-spending package. Upton argued that the bipartisan legislation had turned into a political bone of contention and warned that the “partisan dysfunction” that came along with it was not sustainable.
The voicemail aimed at Upton and his family came after Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted the office phone numbers of all 13 Republicans who voted for the bill, calling them “traitors” for doing so.
Those 13 Republican traitors who voted to pass Biden’s Socialist Infrastructure bill agree with Globalist Joe that America must depend on China to drive EV’s.
The unlucky 13 are China-First and America-Last.
13 American job & energy killers ⬇️
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 6, 2021
“The unlucky 13 are China-First and America-Last,” Greene added. “13 American job & energy killers.”
Upton was also among the Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol he further voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress when repeatedly defied subpoenas from the select committee investigating it.
“It’s absolutely bogus,” Upton said at the time. “You know, I was there. I watched a number of the folks walk down to the White House and then back. I have a balcony on my office. So I saw them go down. I heard the noise — the flash-bangs, I smelled some of the gas as it moved my way.”