NY Man Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison for Threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock

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NY Man Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison for Threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock

The Proud Boys supporter from Queens posted threats against Warnock and other elected officials on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6

FILE - Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., listens during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote on April 20, 2021.
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A federal judge sentenced a New York man to nearly three years in prison Thursday for making threats against Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.

The man, Eduard Florea, 41, pleaded guilty in August to posting statements online threatening to kill Warnock, as well as illegally possessing ammunition. Florea, a Proud Boys supporter from Queens, posted threats against Warnock and other elected officials on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, the day a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from counting the Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election.

“Dead men can’t pass s— laws,” Florea wrote of Warnock in a Jan. 6 message posted on Parler, a social media platform popular with conservatives, prosecutors said in court documents. He made a separate reference to Warnock’s being dead, prosecutors said.

Warnock won his Senate seat Jan. 5 in a special runoff election.

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