N.Y. Rep. Carolyn Maloney Says She Has Received Death Threats at Her Manhattan Office Over Her Support for Gun Control
Rep. Carolyn Maloney said she received death threats Tuesday at her upper East Side office warning her not to move forward with gun control legislation.
“They said they were going to kill me,” said Maloney. The Democratic congresswoman was so disturbed by the three menacing phone calls — which came about an hour apart — that she skipped a dinner Tuesday night of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, where she was supposed to present an award. “I couldn’t go. Who knows what could happen?” Maloney told the Daily News. “I think any member of Congress would be scared after what happened to my good friend Gabby Giffords.”
Giffords, a former Democratic congresswoman, survived being shot in the head outside an Arizona supermarket in 2011.
“You have to take these things seriously,” said Maloney.
Cops were at her Manhattan home and her office Tuesday night, she said. The NYPD confirmed detectives are investigating the threats. Maloney said police were checking to see if the calls — answered by staffers, including an unpaid intern — could be traced and were reviewing security in her office.
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