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Feds: NY Court Worker Called for 'Public Executions' of Top Dems in Online Posts [View all]


By Jonathan Dienst, Marc Santia and Joe Valiquette Published January 19, 2021 Updated on January 19, 2021 at 11:14 pm


The man, identified as Brendan Hunt, was arrested in Queens following a raid by the FBI -- but he wasn't at the siege in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, officials said Tuesday. The alleged threats were made in a series of posts on various social media websites under the alias "X-Ray Ultra" between Dec. 6 and Jan. 12.

Various posts indicated Hunt, a full-time employee of the New York State Office of Court Administration who dabbles part-time in acting in filmmaking, believed President Donald Trump's widely disputed claims of a "rigged election" and wanted to exact revenge on Democrats involved in the process. He listed several by name in at least one Facebook post, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"Start up the firing squads, mow down these commies, and lets take america back," that December post read. It also called for "public execution" of those officials. Another early December post ranted about the coronavirus "lockdown" and encouraged people who felt similarly to "go after a high value target." Again, he listed the names Pelosi, Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, documents show.

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