Joining Gaetz in issuing the letter were Florida Reps. Greg Steube and Bill Posey, as well as Rep. Thomas Massie, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar.

California Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz

Joining Gaetz in issuing the letter were Florida Reps. Greg Steube and Bill Posey, as well as Rep. Thomas Massie, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar.

A California man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to threatening U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

Eugene Huelsman, a 59-year-old resident of Thousand Oaks, Calif., pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of transmission of a threat in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida.

Huelsman left a voice mail at Gaetz’s district office in Pensacola that included a threat to “put a bullet in” Gaetz and members of the congressman’s family, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“The investigation revealed this was not the first time Huelsman made threats involving political figures. Huelsman had previously been investigated for threatening a member of a former president’s family via social media,” the news release said.

A sentencing hearing for Huelsman has been set for June 30 at the federal courthouse in Pensacola. In addition to a maximum five-year sentence, Huelsman could face a fine of up to $250,000.

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