A Michigan man who allegedly threatened the assassinations of Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was been charged by federal prosecutors. The suspect also called for the execution of federal judges and agents and even suggested that someone would detonate a bomb in Washington, DC.
A man named Russell Douglas Warren, 48 years old, has been identified as the suspect by the authorities. According to multiple sources, he was indicted in the Eastern District of Michigan following a string of tweets in which he threatened the assassination of certain public officials and the detonation of explosives on public structures. Despite having just 22 followers, his Twitter account had numerous identical threats directed at various entities, such as the United States military, government structures, present and past US magistrates and judges, and present and past US politicians.
The National Security Agency, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were among the government entities that Warren threatened to blow up. He threatened to dump a “bomb on it” in one of his posts, so the US government had to immediately carry out a “complete evacuation” of the nation’s capital. All of the FBI’s agents “have been condemned,” he said, adding that the agency’s headquarters “shall be bombed.”
In another post, the suspect said that President Biden and Vice President Harris needed to be taken to prison and be “hanged” to death. Moreover, Warren published similar posts targeting Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and many other officials.
The individual from Michigan also threatened the lives of presidential candidates from both parties. Among them were Robert Kennedy Jr., an attorney, Marianne Williamson, a writer, Mike Pence, a senator from South Carolina, Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, and Ron DeSantis, a governor of Florida.
There is a five-year prison term associated with the felony accusation of threats against the commander-in-chief and successors to the US presidency, which Warren was accused of.