Mitchell says he received death threats - East Valley Tribune: East Valley Local News

Mitchell says he received death threats

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010 11:18 am | Updated: 3:35 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell said he has received death threats and his family has been harassed after he voted in favor of the health care overhaul bill.

Mitchell is one of a group of at least 10 lawmakers that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland said had been targeted with threats.

The Democrat represents a Republican-leaning congressional district that includes Scottsdale, Tempe, Fountain Hills and parts of Mesa and Phoenix.

Mitchell's spokesman Adam Bozzi said in a statement the congressman received physical threats, including threats on his life, both before and after a vote on health care reform.

Bozzi said Mitchell's wife has been harassed at their Tempe home and his son, Tempe City Councilman Mark Mitchell, also received "menacing calls."

Mitchell described constituent reaction to his vote as "mixed."

  • Discuss

Facebook

EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook

Twitter

EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter

Google+

EastValleyTribune.com on Google+

RSS

Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Your Az Jobs