Republicans Who Criminally Threatened People Scandals List

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  • TX Attorney General Ken Paxton [R]
    Called and threatened "several" Texas State Reps with "political consequences" if they voted to impeach him for corruption
    27 May 2023
    According to a speech delivered by Rep. Green in the Texas State House
  • Bruce Miller [Conservative Athlete]
    Threatened to execute Rep. Eric Swalwell or send him to Guantanamo Bay in a threatening private message he sent the Congressman on Twitter
    17 May 2023
    According to an official report filed with the Capitol Police
  • Radio Host Joe Staysniak
    Struck his son, choked his son's boyfriend and threatened them with a gun as they sat in a parked car outside his home
    22 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents obtained by NBC News
  • Arlyn Briggs [2022 KS GOP Gov. Candidate]
    Subtly threatened to use force against the police if they entered his home to arrest a wanted fugitive he was sheltering by calling his local department and informing them he was knowledgeable of the so-called "castle doctrine" that allows people to use deadly force if someone enters their home without consent
    27 Jun 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • GOP County Chair Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Threatened a county sheriff and local police chief by vowing to release unspecified "false information" about them if they didn't grant him immunity in an unrelated case
    28 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Herschel Walker [2022 GOP GA Senator Nominee]
    Pointed a loaded gun against his ex-wife's head and threatened to kill her and her new boyfriend, after which she got a restraining order issued against him
    23 Jul 2021
    According to a police affidavit filed by his ex-wife's sister
  • Ed Henry [Reporter]
    Left threatening messages and sent a private investigator to scare a woman he had recently sexually coerced to make sure she kept her "mouth closed" or else he would sue her
    09 Nov 2020
    According to a civil lawsuit filed against Henry and Fox News by Jennifer Eckhart
  • Gov. Eric Greitens [R-MO]
    Blindfolded, undressed and restrained his hairstylist's hands to exercise rings above her head and took pictures of her without her consent then threatened to release them "everywhere I can" if she told anyone
    11 Apr 2018
    According to testimony from the alleged victim before a select investigative committee
  • Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX]
    Sent pictures of himself masturbating to three women -- two whom he had an extramarital affair with -- and threatened to sic the Capitol Police on one of the women he was involved with if she went public with his naked pictures
    22 Nov 2017
    According to a recorded phone call between Barton and one woman he had an affair with exclusively reported by The Washington Post
  • Iowa GOP Board Member John Thompson
    Physically threatened his ex-fiancé after he used the "Find My iPhone" App installed on her phone to track her location, which prompted a judge to issue a restraining order against him
    23 Aug 2017
    According to a report filed by local media
  • Directed three top White House officials to repeatedly call and threaten Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that a negative article about their private lives would be published in the National Enquirer unless they call him and personally apologize for their negative coverage of him
    30 Jun 2017
    According to both the anchors who reported Trump's actions in the Washington Post
  • Justice of the Peace Russ Casey [R-TX]
    Locked the door and exposed his penis to a subordinate cornered in her office and slammed the door back shut when she tried to flee then threatened that she better think twice before reporting him because he's the only person standing between her and the unemployment line
    16 May 2017
    According to a federal civil lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Gov. Robert Bentley [R-AL]
    Told his wife's chief of staff Heather Hannah that she better "watch herself" after he found out she helped his wife secretly record intimate conversations with a woman he was having an affair with
    10 Apr 2017
    According to an investigative report by
  • Rep. Rick Renzi [R-AZ]
    Strongarmed leaders of a copper mining company into purchasing a large tract of land from a business associate who owed him money in exchange for him sponsoring legislation that would be favorable to the company, even once explicitly telling those involved "no Sandlin Property, no bill," then failed to pay taxes on the $733,000 he received from the sale once the deal went through
    22 Feb 2008
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials