GOP rep shares threatening voicemail after infrastructure vote
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) revealed on Monday that he received a threatening voicemail just days after voting for the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
During an appearance on CNN’s “AC360,” Upton told Anderson Cooper that a person called him and left a message saying “I hope you die,” according to CNN.
“I hope everybody in your f—ing family dies,” the caller reportedly added, saying the Republican lawmaker was a “f—ing piece of shit traitor.”
Upton voted alongside 12 other members of his party and House Democrats last Friday in favor of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. Under the legislation, Americans will see investments into the country’s infrastructure, including waterways, roads, bridges, airports, railroad and mass transit.
After the vote, Upon said in a tweet that he was disappointed that the bill had become “a political football.”
“Our country can’t afford this partisan dysfunction any longer,” he wrote.
I regret that this good, bipartisan bill became a political football in recent weeks. Our country can’t afford this partisan dysfunction any longer. #MI06 #Infrastructure
— Rep. Fred Upton (@RepFredUpton) November 6, 2021
On Monday, Upton reiterated that point to Cooper, saying that the voicemail he received further indicated how “we have seen civility really downslide here,” according to CNN.
“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,” she wrote.
“The unlucky 13 are China-First and America-Last,” she added. “13 American job & energy killers.”
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
— Updated at 7:53 a.m.
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