A Las Vegas man is currently facing federal charges after being arrested for allegedly threatening to “assault, kidnap, or murder” a Jewish United States senator.
According to the Department of Justice, a criminal complaint against 43-year-old John Anthony Miller claims that he left multiple voicemails between Oct. 11 and Oct. 19 threatening to harm a U.S. senator.
While the Department of Justice’s press release did not include the name of the senator targeted by Miller, Fox News confirmed that the antisemitic voicemail threats were sent to Jewish Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.).
The Department of Justice noted that Miller made his first appearance in federal court on Oct. 27, following his arrest on Oct. 26.
“On October 17, 2023, Miller threatened to assault, kidnap, or murder the United States Senator with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with the United States Senator while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with intent to retaliate against the United States Senator on account of the performance of official duties,” the Department of Justice stated.
According to The New York Post, the voicemail messages left for Rosen by Miller labeled the senator a “vermin” and included threats to “finish what Hitler started.”
“You done picked your side b-tch and you done chose evil,” Miller reportedly said in one voicemail message. “I don’t give a f–ck if you were born into it or not, bitch, you are f–cking evil, b-tch and we’re gonna exterminate you, f–ck,”
Just two days later, Miller reportedly left another message, saying, “Senator, I’m sorry to say, but ya know what, you’re a piece of sh–t and you’re gonna burn in f–cking hell for your f–cking crimes.”
In another voicemail message, Miller warned Rosen that she would see him soon.
According to the Department of Justice, Miller appeared at the Lloyd D. George Courthouse in Las Vegas on Oct. 18 and claimed that he “was going to see” the senator. Miller was denied entrance into the courthouse and refused to “fully cooperate” with a security officer. The complaint against Miller states that he “became agitated and started yelling and shouting profanities” after being denied entrance.
According to The New York Post, Miller then allegedly walked down Las Vegas Boulevard, shouting his desire to “kill every last Israeli terror-f–cking-rist.”
One last message allegedly was sent on Oct. 24 from an unknown number, threatening Rosen’s family; however, police were able to track the cell phone number associated with the previous calls to Miller’s T-Mobile account.
Miller has been charged with one count of “threatening a Federal official.” Miller’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13 with U.S. Magistrate Judge Elayna J. Youchah.
A spokesperson for Rosen released a statement obtained by Fox News, saying, “Threats against public officials should be taken seriously. Senator Rosen trusts the US Attorney’s Office and federal law enforcement to handle this matter.”
According to The New York Post, Miller’s threats against Rosen came after a bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators visited Israel to show support for America’s ally after Hamas terrorists brutally attacked Israel on Oct. 7, sparking a war between Israel and Hamas.
As Israel continues to fight back against the Hamas terrorists, antisemitic incidents have skyrocketed across the globe. According to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents in the United States have increased by almost 400% compared to the same time span as last year.