The FBI has arrested a California man for threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over the healthcare law.
"After an investigation into threats made against Speaker Pelosi, an arrest has been made in San Francisco," Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said in a statement. "The Speaker thanks the FBI, the Capitol Hill Police, House Sergeant at Arms, and other law enforcement officials for their professionalism in this matter. She will have no further comment at this time."
The arrest comes in the wake of several other serious threats to lawmakers that are under investigation by law enforcement. A man has been taken into custody for threatening House Minority Whip Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorBottom line Virginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Cantor: 'Level of craziness' in Washington has increased 'on both sides' MORE (R-Va.) and another has been charged with threatening Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayBuilding strong public health capacity across the US Texas abortion law creates 2022 headache for GOP Top Democrat says he'll push to address fossil fuel tax breaks in spending bill MORE (D-Wash.).
The news was first reported by the Associated Press.
According to AP sources, the man allegedly made dozens of calls to Pelosi's comes in California and Washington and her husband's office. Messages the man left said that if the Speaker wanted to see her home again, she would not support the healthcare law that was passed last month.
The charges have not yet been released, but are expected to be filed in a California federal court.
The man allegedly spoke to Pelosi herself on one occasion, according to one law enforcement official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
This post was updated at 5:28 p.m. and again at 7:20 p.m.