Man charged for phone threats against Rep. Eric Cantor's family

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By Daniel Straus (The Hill) The FBI charged a man on Thursday for allegedly threatening House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).
The FBI said that Glendon Swift was charged for leaving threatening messages on Cantor's work voicemail in Richmond, Va. According to the FBI, Swift threatened to assault or murder a member of Cantor's family.
"Threatening to harm the family of a public official is a very serious charge, and we are grateful to the FBI and their law enforcement partners for their quick action in this case," U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil H. MacBride said in a statement.
The profanity-laced messages, according to the FBI, included threats of rape and murder on Cantor's immediate family.
Swift was linked to the phone number from which the calls were made. He faces up to 10 years in prison if he's found guilty.
Asked by The Hill about the threat, Cantor declined to comment.
"I'm really not going to comment on that. It’s up to the law enforcement. I just want to thank the law enforcement for all they do everyday," he said.

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