(USNewsMag.com) – A Nevada man has been charged with one count of threatening a federal official after allegedly making antisemitic threats in voicemails left for Democratic Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen, who is Jewish.
John Anthony Miller, 43, was arrested on Oct. 26. According to a federal complaint, Miller allegedly left voicemail messages for Rosen during the timeframe of October 11–19 and on October 24, in which he vowed to “finish what Hitler started.” Each voicemail was filled with profanity.
One of the voicemail messages left tries to link Rosen’s faith to her support of Israel following the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas, according to the complaint. The caller in the voicemail stated, “You have chosen evil,” adding, “We’re going to exterminate you.”
A second voicemail was left two days later, in which the caller allegedly stated that Rosen was “going to burn” for what the caller said were “her f****** crimes.”
Another voicemail allegedly threatened that the caller would see Rosen soon.
On Oct. 18, Miller attempted to see Rosen at the courthouse in Las Vegas, according to the complaint. After being denied entry to the courthouse, Miller allegedly walked down Las Vegas Boulevard, loudly saying that he wanted “to kill every last Israeli terror-f***ing-rist.”
In the last voicemail left on Oct. 24, Rosen’s family was allegedly threatened by the caller. Though the last call came from an unidentified number, the voice patterns as well as the speech pattern matched the previous voicemails. The police traced the previous calls to a T-Mobile account that was registered in Miller’s name. In one of the voicemail messages, Miller also left his name, according to the complaint.
Miller’s identity was confirmed by police, who compared the Oct. 18 surveillance footage to a May 2022 mugshot.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Rosen’s office said, “Threats against public officials should be taken seriously.”
Miller is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 13 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Elayna J. Youchah.
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