A California man will face federal charges in June after he threatened to kill Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. Eugene Huelsman, 59, of Thousand Oaks pled guilty Thursday to threatening the Pensacola Republican.
According to the Justice Department, Huelsman called Gaetz’s district office in January and left a “profanity-laced” voicemail. The voicemail, prosecutors say, included a threat to “put a bullet” into Gaetz and members of his family.
Huelsman faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled on June 30 in Pensacola before Judge T.K. Wetherell. Capitol Police and the FBI investigated the case.
– Jason Delgado, Florida Politics