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Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Congressman

1/12/2011 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A Palm Springs man is under arrest for allegedly threatening to kill Congressman Jim McDermott.

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Charles Turner Habermann is charged with threatening a federal official, after making two "expletive-laden, threatening phone calls" to the Seattle Democrat's office.

TMZ has obtained the complaint which details disturbing phone messages left on McDermott's answering system. In the first message, Habermann allegedly threatens to kill McDermott, his friends and family.

In the second call, Habermann allegedly threatens to hire someone to put McDermott "in the trash."

Both calls were made on December 9, 2010. The U.S. Attorney claims Habermann was upset with McDermott's vote on the tax cut bill.

Habermann also allegedly made a threatening call to a California Congresswoman. And in 2009, Habermann allegedly threatened a member of the California Assembly over a health care bill.



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HarlotO'Hara    

and who decided to have this reported now? why not back in december?

1325 days ago
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They are crayz!!    

$100 says he is a ******ger

1325 days ago
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They are crayz!!    

sorry ... $100 says he is a tee bag er

1325 days ago
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artie help    

sam ronson can part her eyebrows with her tongue

1325 days ago
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fastdriver    

No matter what he is- the fact remains, he's a NUTCASE! WHY is he still on the loose? Are we going to wait until he fulfills his threats? Then we'll have all these "experts" coming out of the woodwork telling us how he fell through the "cracks"!

1325 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

GUESS HE MUST BE BUDDIES WITH SARAH PALIN

1325 days ago
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queenie    

Well said Random Mac User!

1325 days ago
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John    

Is this the same ultra liberal McDermott who refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance on the House floor?? I think it is!

1325 days ago
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MFJ    

Sorry.... all of you all are wrong
$100 says he is white!!!

1325 days ago
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james    

UUUUU sorry to be an idiot, but who is in the picture? McDermott or Habermann?

Whoever is in the photo looks like an angry old guy who would make threatening phonecalls and watches too much Fox News...

1325 days ago
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Denny    

It's good when the government fears the people.

1325 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

People are still wishing death on Palin and her children on this site when it's been proven there are no ties to the crime in AZ. The left isn't doing a great job of trying to tone down the rhetoric. They are still howling for blood.

I guess the left had pull something out of their azz. Voila - we have this story. I wonder why Palin, Beck, Hannity need 24 hour security. Is it because the left is so "peace loving?" Do Olbermann, Joy Beher and their ilk need 24 hour security?

Who is violent? It's painfully obvious.

1325 days ago
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Oval Beach    

Tea Baggers are the American Taliban. Extreme right political America is very close in extreme ideology as what the Taliban and what Al Qaeda may espouse.

1325 days ago
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HarlotO'Hara    

Jimmy McD just wanted some attention, that's the only reason this is being advertised now.

1325 days ago
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kim    

FOX, Rush, Sarah, Ann, Bill, Glenn and the rest of the un-American freaks are absolutely partly responsible for all of these heinous murderous events. they incite the unhinged with gunsights, calling people baby killers, etc...

and anyone who is dumb and/or deranged enough not to see it is dumb and deranged enough to believe these dangerous fools EVER speak the truth!

they are republican corporate shills selling their souls---and their country---to make a buck. they're SICK, VILE, and UNAMERICAN!!! and so are you if you like them!

1325 days ago
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