House Democrat says man arrested for threatening his family was ‘radicalized’ by Trump

As rioters breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, one member of Congress was dealing with another life-threatening matter.

While the riot was happening, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’s brother received threatening text messages from an unknown individual, warning him that the lawmaker’s rhetoric about the election, that President Biden beat former President Donald Trump, “is putting your entire family at risk.” Nearly three weeks later, law enforcement officers charged Robert Lemke, 35, with sending the threats.

In an interview Tuesday night on MSNBC, the congressman blamed the president for “radicalizing” Lemke.

“This is something that unfolded on Jan.
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