A Portland [ME] man charged with sending threatening letters to Gov. Paul LePage admitted to agents that he sent those and other threatening letters to national political figures, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, according to testimony Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
Authorities also found a gun and an ammunition clip in Michael Thomas' desk drawer when he was arrested Friday, FBI Special Agent Pamela Flick testified; and Thomas told her that if they had showed up later, he would have launched a shootout with police.There's a reason this is not national news: he threatened Republicans.
Apparently he's a Democrat:
The testimony Wednesday portrayed a man suffering from mental illness, including antisocial and paranoid disorders for which he was deemed disabled in 2002. He also has a history of sending threatening letters.
No, sorry, THIS part:
Thomas admitted sending threatening letters similar to those sent to LePage to U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as well as Walker, Snowe and Collins, she said. Thomas described himself as a liberal Democrat and a communist and said he is a strong proponent of gun rights.
Well, he's committed, alright, and that will likely be his situation for a long time.