(JustPatriots.com)- According to court documents, a Florida man who wrote that Rep. Ilhan Omar was on a “hit list” and threatened to murder her received a probationary term.
In connection with the threat, which was delivered by email in 2019, David Hannon, 67, of Sarasota, was sentenced on Wednesday to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine.
According to court filings, Hannon, a follower of the former President Donald Trump, promised to kill “radicals” in “mass killings” and described Omar, D-Minn., as being on a “hit list” in the email.
Omar and three other congressmen would perish, the email added.
Prosecutors, when arguing for stiff jail sentencing, stated that the email was delivered during a press conference when Omar and Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan attacked Trump.
To one count of intimidating a federal officer, Hannon entered a guilty plea in April.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, he apologized in court on Wednesday and mentioned that his wife had died from illness and that he had battled drinking.
According to the newspaper, Hannon stated that he was really, extremely regretful and quite apologetic about his actions that night. He finds it hard to think he would do such a horrific act.
In 2019, Omar and the other three members of Congress convened a press conference in response to what they called Trump’s “openly racist” insults.
Omar, a naturalized American who fled Somalia as a kid and immigrated to the US, was singled out by Trump.
In a sentencing letter, prosecutors requested that Hannon serve 10 months in jail, stating that his actions were “offensive to our form of governance, and quite simply, terrifying,” and that he had made threats of harm.
Michael Perry, Hannon’s lawyer, said that probation was a fair outcome.
Hannon is embarrassed and humiliated, he said, adding that the threatening email was a spontaneous reaction to the news reporting on Rep. Omar’s statements against President Trump exacerbated by his heavy drinking coupled with medicine.
Omar was sworn in as Congress’s first elected African refugee in 2019. She is also one of the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress and the first woman of color to represent Minnesota in Congress.