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Martha McSally Allegedly Threatened, Suspect Arrested

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Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., is interviewed after a graveside service for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Elaine Harmon, at Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 7, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:17 PM

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally was allegedly threatened by a Tucson, Arizona, man who reportedly left the Congresswoman threatening messages, including one that said her days "were numbered" because of her support for President Donald Trump.

The FBI arrested Steven Martan, 58, last Friday in connection with the alleged threats against McSally, who serves the same district as former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, the Arizona Republic reported. Giffords was shot and critically wounded in 2011 during a district event where six people were killed, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Martan was charged in U.S. district court in Tucson in connection with three calls allegedly made this month, according to the Arizona Republic. Martan, reportedly a campus monitor for the Tucson Unified School District, was released on a promise to return to court and participate in a mental-health program.

The FBI charged that Martan made one call to the Republican Congresswoman's office on May 2, and two on May 10, leaving "threatening statements" in voicemail messages, the Tucson Sentinel reported.

"Our community should be deeply disturbed by these threats of violence," C.J. Karamargin, McSally's district director, wrote on her website. Karamargin served as Giffords' communications director at the time of the shooting.

"Threatening to shoot a member of Congress between the eyes and stating that her days are numbered is sickening. It is especially sickening here in southeastern Arizona because we know, perhaps better than any congressional district in the country, what happens when threats of violence become acts of violence," Karamargin continued.

Giffords released a statement last week condemning the alleged threats, reported the Tucson Sentinel.

"No matter where you live or what job you have, you have a right to feel safe in your community, at your workplace, and in your home," Giffords said, according to the Sentinel. "The threats of violence made against Congresswoman McSally are reprehensible and deeply disturbing. Civil discourse and civic engagement are hallmarks of our democracy, but threats and intimidation should never be tolerated."

The Arizona Republic said McSally faced hostile constituents leading up the vote for the American Heath Care Act and urged her to oppose it. McSally eventually voted for the proposal.

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