VT: In a strange case of odd events, a 48 year old gentleman from Charlotte, Michigan (along with nearby Potterville, a center for KKK activity) called in threats against an African American state representative.
Michael Chad Varrone threaten to take over the capitol and murder Rep. Johnson and her family.
His threats were made directly to a GOP state representative and referred to Capitol Police, the same folks that didn’t protect Washington, who did nothing.
In the interim, the GOP leadership stripped Rep. Johnson of her committee assignments for angering a white Klansman who had testified on behalf of the GOP at one of Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Butt Kraken’ lawsuits that was thrown out for reasons related to having mentally disturbed witnesses.
The issue, as is explained below, indicates that the GOP leadership of the state legislature hid this crime from police for a month, quite probably not just obstruction but something further, deeply paralleling the insurrection in Washington where we now know GOP members of congress let rioters into the US Capitol and directed them to find desirable targets for kidnapping or murder. (according to CNN)
The GOP legislators in Michigan may actually be much much worse.
Detroit Free Press: A Michigan man faces terrorism and other felony charges after allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat to the state Capitol and separately threatening to kill a state representative.
But officials have not explained why Michael Chad Varrone was not arrested nearly a month ago, when he allegedly used his cell phone to threaten to kill state Rep. Cynthia Johnson, D-Detroit, and her family, identifying himself and even spelling his name in a voicemail message he left with a legislative office controlled by the Michigan Republican Party.
Johnson told the Free Press Friday she wants a thorough investigation and that whoever is responsible for not pursuing the matter should be fired.
“The guy is white; I am Black,” Johnson said. “If I was a white woman I think this would be handled a little differently.”
Varrone, 48, of Charlotte, was arrested Thursday and is accused of calling in a fake bomb threat to the state Capitol earlier that morning. Varrone also is accused of threatening to kill Johnson in a Dec. 12 phone call, Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office said in a news release.