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Two More Michigan Congressmen Receive Threatening Calls

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The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Michigan's 7th District Congressman Mark Schauer received a threatening phone message on Thursday:

Another Michigan congressman says he has received violent messages following his vote in favor of health care reform legislation.

U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek, said Thursday a caller from outside his district left a message saying, "I hope you die a slow death at a very young age." Schauer is 48.

The caller, who strangely left his phone number, has since revealed himself and says he "regrets" making the call and has apologized. Follow the link to hear the message. In his call, Bob Bepristis said:

"I hope you die a slow death at a very young age with $5-an-hour health workers... that take your medicine and instead of giving it to you, they sell it out on the open street for whatever they can get. You are the bottom of the barrel of the United States."

Congressman Gary Peters (MI-09) is also reported to have received 'ominous' and threatening calls. An Alabama caller says he should "watch his back."

These two Congressmen make the second and third Michigan members of Congress reporting threatening calls. The first was Bart Stupak of Michigan's 1st District.

Cross-posted at Eclectablog.com.