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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.

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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You can tell just how crazy people really are out there just by reading some of the posts on TMZ on any given subject.

1378 days ago


a million bucks KNOWS he's a republican ******ger!

today's republicans = traitors

1378 days ago


since when is "t e a b a g g e r" a censored word? i realize it's a vile, pathetic and disgusting person, but come on . . .

1378 days ago


Gee... according to his friend he did not watch TV. He disliked news. He didn't listen to political radio.

I wonder if the shooter even knew who Palin was?

1378 days ago


SOooo, Habermann has a $3 million trust fund. So, in other words, he's the selfish, greedy piece of crap when he is complaining about the taxes on the wealthy! You can see where these people's priorities are. It's not for the American people or the country's debt; it's all about there own selfishness!!!

1378 days ago


He is obviously one of you crazy liberals angry because all the Dems in opffice immediately abandoned Obama after this election. I don't see any ranting Republicans posting comments. Did you all watch Obama's campaign speech last night? After 2 years of complete partisanism on his part he now wants to work with the Republicans? Typical politician. I thought he was supposed to be special?

1377 days ago


you people are so stupid.
You say he must be a "******ger" or "he's friends with Sarah Palin".

right. the people on the left are the ONLY ones I see threatening violence. Loughner? yep. disaffected DEMOCRAT.
I see pictures now of a fist punching Sarah Palin. All over the internet I see lefties advocating violence, (francis fox piven anyone?), depicting violence or actually being arrested for violence.
And when someone IS violent? you want to blame Beck (who has never advocated violence) or Sarah Palin or Sean Hannity because you're too cowardly to take responsibility for the actions of your own politics.
You folks are FUNNY!
not funny ha ha..but funny retarded.
but hey...All I can tell you losers is "good luck in all you fail to do".
I wish you the best..really!

1356 days ago
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