My1sttoday: FBI arrests man who threatened to kill speaker pelosi (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.
A #Georgia man has been arrested for threatening to kill House Speaker #NancyPelosi by shooting her in the head. Cleveland Grover Meredith's history is dotted with alarm bells. I'm taking a closer look at 11pm on @cbs46. #Washington #Politics #crime #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/liOcu0AaZY
— Jamie S Kennedy (@Jamie_S_Kennedy) January 12, 2021
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 Biden’s victory in the 2020 November election, which occurred last week after a massive violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced lawmakers to evacuate.
Five people have confirmed dead, more than 50 people were arrested, pipe bombs were also recovered.