GOP Rep. Fred Upton Gets Death Threats After Voting For Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Michigan) revealed that he received a threatening voicemail after voting for the bipartisan infrastructure bill last week.
During an interview with CNN, the Michigan Republican said that a caller said in a message: “I hope you die. I hope everybody in your f**king family dies…f**king piece of sh*t traitor.”
Upton was one of only 13 House Republicans to vote for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, working alongside the Democratic majority.
After voting for the bill, Upton tweeted: “I regret that this good, bipartisan bill became a political football in recent weeks. Our country can’t afford this partisan dysfunction any longer.”
Upton told Cooper: “I’ll tell you it’s a terrible way – we have seen civility really downslide here. I’m concerned about my staff. They are taking these calls.”
He continued: “These are very disturbing, adult language. To say the least, that truly is frightening.”
Upton was also one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
Back in May, Upton spoke with CNN’s Dana Bash, stating: “It’s absolutely bogus. You know, I was there. I watched a number of the folks walk down to the White House and then back. I have a balcony on my office. So I saw them go down. I heard the noise – the flash-bangs, I smelled some of the gas as it moved my way.”