MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating an e-mail threatening the lives of some Republican state senators.
DOJ spokesman William Cosh says the Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating one e-mail and other threats from several sources, but he declined to be specific.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says two death threat e-mails that were sent to Fitzgerald’s office Wednesday night have been forwarded to Capitol police. Andrew Wellhouse says the address of the e-mail sender was apparent but that police directed him not to disclose it.
The e-mail to Fitzgerald says he and his “Republican dictators” must die because of their actions “today and in the past couple of weeks,” presumably referring to GOP senators passing a bill removing most public employees’ collective bargaining rights.
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