Republicans Who Criminally Threatened People Scandals List

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  • Influencer Andrew Tate
    Choked a 20-year-old woman he was initially having consensual sex with without her consent so forcefully that the whites of her eyes turned red and she passed out and then threatened to kill her and said he "owned her" when she came to
    06 Jan 2024
    According to an exclusive interview the alleged victim conducted with The Sun
  • State Rep. Matt Hall [R-MI]
    Wrote two threatening emails in all caps to a fellow student that warned he had just put a bullet inside his shotgun with the student's "NAME ON IT" and told him that he "BETTER WATCH OUT!!" if he didn't want trouble
    19 Sep 2023
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • 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
  • State Rep. Brian Stout [R-OR]
    Threatened to kill a woman he was romantically involved with by throwing her off a cliff or slitting her throat if she ever told anyone about their relationship
    02 Dec 2022
    According to a protective order filed by the alleged victim and granted by a local judge
  • GOP County Chair Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Frequently called to “harass, annoy and terrify” the paster of a Baptist church, posted a number of social media threats against him and also made a number of salacious sexualized comments about the pastor's wife
    05 Nov 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Arlyn Briggs [2022 KS GOP Gov. Candidate]
    Called the local police department to warn that he "may shoot" police officers if they attempted to enter his home and arrest a wanted man he was harboring
    27 Jun 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • GOP County Chair Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Threatened to release unspecified "false information" about a county sheriff and local police chief 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
  • State Sen. Gene Suellentrop [R-KS]
    Led police on a high-speed chase going upwards of 90 miles per hour while driving the wrong direction on an interstate highway around 1am and only stopped after he drove over tire-deflating spikes, threatened to physically "take" on arresting officers, slurred his speech so badly that police had a hard time understanding him and forced officials to get a warrant to conduct a BAC test which was still over twice the legal limit three hours after his arrest
    16 Mar 2021
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • 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 and then threatened to release them "everywhere" if she told anyone
    11 Apr 2018
    Alleged victim gave testimony under oath before select investigative committee
  • State Rep. Nick Miccarelli [R-PA]
    Once brandished his gun and threatened to kill his then-girlfriend state rep Tarah Toohil and himself, threatened to kill them both by taking the car they were in up to 100 mph and crashing it and stalked her so incessantly that a judge granted her a restraining order
    09 Mar 2018
    Rep. Toohil [R] was granted a restraining order against Miccarelli
  • 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 finding her by tracking her location on the "Find My iPhone" App installed on her phone 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
  • 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
  • County Commissioner Vance Phillips [R-DE]
    Coerced an 18-year-old young woman who was 16 when they first met and 30 years younger than him in to a monthslong sexual relationship that included bondage and other sexual fetishes which included ropes, clamps, chains and sex toys that she did not willingly consent to and threatened her with "a world of hurt" if she ever rebuffed his incessant advances
    27 Sep 2016
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • 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" and then failed to pay taxes on the $733,000 he received from the sale once the deal went through
    28 Oct 2013
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Rep. Thad Viers [R-SC]
    Threatened to beat and sexually assault a man who was dating his estranged wife along with his mother over several menacing calls
    Jun 2007
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets