An activist for Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly (D) allegedly threatened on Monday to shoot Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) in the head.

The Arizona Daily Independent identified the Kelly supporter as retired teacher Margaret Kathleen Spangenberg. She allegedly made the threat during a phone call Monday.

The Independent posted a transcript of the phone call:


So, the way I see it, since you supported a child rapist who has 65 years of crimes and you are doing shit about Covid, and I’ve had people die, I think it’s totally ok for me to come with my gun and shoot you in the head.

That’s what we think of you Mr. Gosar. You’re a murderer supporter and you are just going down. Murderer, murderer, murderer supporter, you are going down.

And we’ll make sure we’ll send lots of protesters your way too.

You’re a real big fucking piece of shit.

On Sunday. September 5, 2020, Rep. Gosar tweeted about the phone call:

The suspect is a big @CaptMarkKelly activist. Violence against conservatives is trickling down from antifa street mobs to the “red for ed” socialists. I am told @CapitolPolice is investigating.

— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) September 6, 2020

Two days earlier — on September 3, 2020 — Gosar tweeted about discussing the threat with 550 KFYI’s James Harris: “I was on the James Harris Show to discuss political violence and a death threat against me from a Mark Kelly activist.”

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