(NationalUSNews.com) — Sean Patrick Cirillo, 34, has been arrested and charged with allegedly calling Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene twice and threatening to kill her as well as her family.
Cirillo, of Macon, Georgia, was arrested in Atlanta and has been charged with using communications devices to make a threat. Cirillo, who has prior addresses in both North Carolina and Florida, has minor criminal convictions from a decade ago, including vandalism and driving under the influence, on his record.
Cirillo allegedly pretended to be a major donor in a call to Greene’s office. He then allegedly began threatening Greene, stating he was going “to murder her,” adding he was going to “shoot her in the f–king head.” He also allegedly stated, “Your family is going to die.”
Cirillo allegedly stated, “I’ll kill you too if you want,” to staff members at Greene’s district office. As a precaution, Greene closed her district office in Dalton following the calls.
The threats were made at the same time Greene was introducing her resolution to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for failing “to secure the border and protect states against invasion” by illegal immigrants coming across the border.
In a statement following the arrest of Cirillo, Greene thanked “every single member of law enforcement.” She stated that death threats “should never be tolerated,” adding that “on an almost daily basis” she receives death threats. She stated that “threats of violence must be taken seriously,” adding that it is “why I take my Second Amendment rights seriously.”
Another Georgia representative also received death threats around the same time as Greene. Georgia Rep. Rich McCormick, who was leading an effort to censure Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, also received death threats on November 7 and closed his Cumming office as a result. McCormick’s motion to censure Tlaib was approved Nov. 7 after Greene’s Nov. 1 motion to censure Tlaib failed. McCormick’s office remains closed.
Cirillo is scheduled to make his first appearance in federal court on Dec. 13.
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