FBI arrests man who allegedly threatened to kill Pelosi

The FBI said Tuesday it has arrested a Georgia man in Washington, D.C., who allegedly threatened to kill Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Energy: Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West | White House leads opposition to raising gas tax | Biden taps ex-New Mexico lawmaker for USDA post Trump against boycotting Beijing Olympics in 2022 House Democrats' campaign arm raises almost million in May MORE (D-Calif.).

An arrest warrant obtained by Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL-TV revealed that a man identified as Cleveland Meredith was accused of sending several text messages to friends and family referencing a desire to harm Pelosi, as well as statements indicating that he was bringing a gun and ammunition to Washington, D.C.

In at least one text allegedly sent by Meredith and discovered on his phone by FBI agents, the sender talks about "putting a bullet in her noggin' on Live TV," referring to the Speaker.


The Speaker's office did not immediately return a request for comment on Meredith's arrest. The Democratic House leader and other members of Congress have faced threats of violence amid the certification of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE's victory in the November election, which occurred last week after a massive violent riot overtook the U.S. Capitol and forced lawmakers to hide in secure areas for hours.

Dozens have been arrested so far in connection with the violence, which left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer. President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE has faced calls for his resignation or removal over the incident, which occurred after the president urged his supporters at a rally outside the White House to walk down to the Capitol and pressure Republican lawmakers to overturn his election defeat.