Man Sentenced to Nearly 3 Years For Threatening Senator
A man who applied to join the Proud Boys received a nearly three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA).
U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee sentenced Eduard Florea, 41, for transmitting threats to injure others and possessing ammunition after being convicted of a felony. Florea pled guilty in August.
The Department of Justice said the New York man posted on social media on January 5, “We need to all come to an agreement … and go armed … and really take back Washington.”
A few minutes later, he posted, “Tomorrow may very [well] be the day war kicks off …”
Shortly before midnight that same day, Florea said, “Warnock is going to have a hard time casting votes for communist policies when he’s swinging with the f—king fish.”
According to the DOJ, Florea referenced Warnock again the following day on social media, writing: “Dead men can’t pass s—t laws …”
During the Capitol riot, Florea posted, “I am ready…. we need to regroup outside of D.C. and attack from all sides… talking to some other guys….I will keep watching for the signal.”
“With today’s sentence, the defendant faces serious consequences for threatening the life of United States Senator Raphael Warnock as part of his effort to foment violence at the Capital on January 6, 2021 in connection with attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election,” said U.S. Attorney Breon Peace.
“This Office is deeply committed to protecting our democratic institutions and preserving our democracy, and will vigorously prosecute those who would undermine our founding principles as a nation by threatening the safety of our elected representatives or those who seek elected office.”