Apparently, a former Emmy-nominated journalist has just threatened the life of Matt Gaetz. No more Emmys for him anytime soon, that is for sure! This former camera guy for NBC, ABC, and CNN was recently arrested for threatening to kill Representative Matt Gaetz and any children that he might have in the future. Eugene “Gene” Huelsman, 58, was apprehended in Los Angeles due to an indictment that had been by a federal grand jury from Pensacola, Florida.
“Tell [M.G.] to watch his back, tell him to watch his children,” Huelsman told the congressman’s office on January 9th, according to the two-page indictment. They shielded the lawmaker’s name as “M.G.” and it was obtained by Law & Crime. “I’m coming for him, he’s gonna fucking die… I’m gonna fucking kill him… Watch your back, I’m coming for you. I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your fucking kids too.”
They had filed the indictment under seal as far back as May, but apparently, there wasn’t an effort to arrest him until Gaetz himself complained on the House Floor about the Justice Department not taking the threats leveled against him and his family serious enough.
“I think someone may be trying to kill me and if they are successful I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest,” Gaetz said on Wednesday.
Gaetz was so disgusted at these actions – or lack thereof – by the Justice Department that he even mentioned that someone had threatened him on Twitter and traveled to D.C., but the Justice Department had declined to arrest the subject even though it had been recommended by the Capitol Police.
Huelsman had previously worked on NBC’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien and had received five Emmy nominations for his work on the show.
Gaetz confirmed to Politico that even though he wasn’t fully named in the indictment he was the one who was the target of the threats.
“An indictment was issued in May, and has now been unsealed the week after my criticism,” Gaetz said. “If they took our security seriously, they would arrest all of the people who violate federal law and the threats to kill us, not just some of them… I think that the Department of Justice is biased against Republicans.”