Carlos Bayon was arrested after allegedly leaving Rep. Scalise a voicemail implying he wanted to harm his children over Trump’s immigration policies.
A cowardly New York man was arrested this week after he allegedly left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise a voicemail implying that he wanted to harm his children over President Donald Trump’s border enforcement and immigration policies, according to Breitbart.
Carlos Bayon, a 63-year-old man, has been accused of issuing an interstate threat and threatening a member of Congress. In the voicemail, he reportedly told Scalise that “we are going to feed them lead,” a chilling statement implying serious physical harm to the lawmaker’s children.
His disgusting comments also come after Rep. Maxine Waters called for people to harass Trump supporters and officials in public, raising serious questions about how many believe Waters’ rhetoric has emboldened people like Bayon to make such heinous threats to lawmakers.
According to WKBW, Bayon reportedly said in the June 30 voicemail to Scalise that he and others will make the congressman “pay.”
“Hey listen, this message is for you and the people that sent you there. You are taking ours, we are taking yours. Anytime, anywhere. We know where they are. We are not going to feed them sandwiches, we are going to feed them lead. Make no mistake you will pay. Ojo por ojo, diente por diente. That is our law and we are the majority. Have a good day.”
A spokesperson from Scalise’s office thanked law enforcement for their actions to apprehend Bayon following his dangerous voicemail, which strongly implied that he (and others) wanted to inflict serious harm on his children, because Scalise supports the president.
His statement also paid homage to the officers who rushed into gunfire and helped save his life last year when a deranged man opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers last June.
Using a rifle and a handgun, Hodgkinson showered the field with bullets that struck four people, including Scalise. Apparently, he planned the attack for days, and if it hadn’t been for Scalise’s unexpected attendance that day, there would not have been any capitol police there to return fire.
When police arrived on the scene, they discovered Hodgkinson had a hit list in his pocket of the republican politicians he wanted to kill.
The Republican lawmaker was hospitalized for several months, underwent numerous surgeries, and had to relearn how to walk again after being shot. In every sense of the word, Scalise was lucky to live.
If convicted, Bayon could face up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of $250,000.
With members of Congress and others constantly smearing the president and progressively ratcheting up the rhetoric, many believe it has paved the way for people like Bayon to feel comfortable enough to imply that he and others want to severely harm a lawmaker’s children.