Man threatened to bring 'firepower' to NYC Pride parade that would be worse than Pulse shooting: prosecutors
On Monday, Axios reported that a New York man has been arrested after sending letters full of hate speech and terroristic threats to LGBTQ groups, threatening in particular that the NYC Pride parade would be targeted.
"In one letter, Robert Fehring, 74, allegedly threatened that there would 'be radio-cont[r]olled devices placed at numerous strategic places' at the 2021 New York City Pride March with 'firepower' that would 'make the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting look like a cakewalk,'" wrote Axios reporter Noah Garfinkel. "Fehring also allegedly threatened the organizer of a Pride event in June in East Meadow, New York, prosecutors said. Fehring has been sending threats to LGBTQ+ individuals and affiliated businesses since 2013, authorities alleged in the complaint."
According to the report, police executed a search of Fehring's apartment last month and "found two loaded shotguns, ammunition, stun guns, a machete and photographs from the East Meadow." BuzzFeed News reports he could face up to five years in prison for the threats.
Last year, the FBI warned of a spike in anti-LGBTQ hate crimes. One incident reported this year took place in Michigan, where an attack put a gay man in the hospital with a skull fracture and a brain bleed.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced that he is quitting Congress ahead of the 2022 election and is reportedly going to work for former President Donald Trump and the media company he started.
Abandoning the seat before the election means that Nunes's constituents must pay for a special election and they won't have any member of congress in the seat until that person is elected.
Foes of Nunes took to social media to post their mockery of the Congressman. Most celebrated the legendary account @NunesCow, which has spent years trolling Nunes even after being sued by the notoriously litigious congressman.
The cow was created in response to a report that Nunes's family left California for Iowa, taking their dairy along with them. It meant that Nunes was no longer a "dairy farmer," but he still tried to claim that he was. Nunes' lawsuit against the cow account spurred such mockery that @NunesCow developed a greater following than the congressman.
@NunesCow eagerly took a victory lap after the news broke:
Anybody up for an epic party? #DevinNunesIsAnIdiotpic.twitter.com/OgBqLvg3l7— Devin Nunes\u2019 cow \ud83d\udc2e (@Devin Nunes\u2019 cow \ud83d\udc2e) 1638827955
Despite Nunes's seemingly endless stream of litigation against social media critics, the California congressman has not won a single lawsuit.
You can see the social media posts highlighting Nunes' abandonment in the tweets below:
Don\u2019t let the barn door hit ya in the ass! Bye Devin Nunes!\n\nWon\u2019t. Be. Missed!pic.twitter.com/r7OTEJu4pe— Jon Lion Fine Art \ud83d\ude37\u270a\ud83c\udffd\ud83c\udf84 (@Jon Lion Fine Art \ud83d\ude37\u270a\ud83c\udffd\ud83c\udf84) 1638829136
We may never ever know what broke Devin Nunes brain now.https://twitter.com/jeremybwhite/status/1467971287507034114\u00a0\u2026— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1638826992
Devin Nunes can't handle being trolled by a fake cow on social media, is leaving congress to run a social media company. Brilliant.— Crash13 (@Crash13) 1638830842
2021 will be remembered as the year a cow ran Devin Nunes out of politics.— Joe \u2693\ufe0f (@Joe \u2693\ufe0f) 1638830949
If Devin Nunes really runs a social network there will be a small army of people committed to creating accounts pretending to be his cow. I can guarantee you that.— Kevin Buist (@Kevin Buist) 1638830763
Devin Nunes to retire, making his way to laying in cow patties the rest of his life. \n\nJust a big pile of Cow Shhhhhhhhhhhh............— Revenge Vengeance Justice The Bobbert Way (@Revenge Vengeance Justice The Bobbert Way) 1638830655
The cow won! Devin Nunes not running again.pic.twitter.com/P2y3WYHy5A— Raven Song Farm \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f (@Raven Song Farm \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f) 1638830444
No one is going to have a Cow about Devin Nunes leaving congress.— Eddie Rodriguez \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf7\ud83c\udf0a (@Eddie Rodriguez \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf7\ud83c\udf0a) 1638830995
Congrats to Devin Nunez on following his dream of getting indicted in a different jobhttps://twitter.com/270towin/status/1467985331471495175\u00a0\u2026— supply in a chainstack (@supply in a chainstack) 1638830026
I\u2019m just glad we all lived long enough to finally see Devin Nunes be right about something— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1638828248
btw, it really sucks that a commitment to help Donald Trump get away with crimes isn't just a pathology in 2021, it's a job.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) 1638828242
Devin Nunes is retiring from Congress to spend more time losing stupid lawsuits.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski) 1638830361
Michael Scott's evil twin Devin Nunes is leaving Congress early and resigning at the end of the year.pic.twitter.com/iTb19y20wE— Matt Ortega (@Matt Ortega) 1638828573
Congrats to @DevinNunes on his fake job at a fake company that definitely won't lead to being fired or charged with a crime or bothhttps://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/1467982626078212104\u00a0\u2026— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer) 1638829757
I ran out for some lacinto kale for the soup and I get home to find that Devin Nunes, whose district is now blue, has decided to retire. Good, good riddance, traitorous assholepic.twitter.com/02tabQ8ehQ— Howie Klein (@Howie Klein) 1638829344
Never heard indictment called a \u201cnew opportunity\u201d before, @DevinNunes but hey you do youpic.twitter.com/Ev7kQyLUf7— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1638829427
Trump sycophant Devin Nunes, author of the infamous Nunes memo and inspirer of Cow Twitter accounts, is retiring. He won\u2019t be missed.https://twitter.com/jakesherman/status/1467971604017815557\u00a0\u2026— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1638827075
Devin Nunes already spends his days pushing lies and kissing Trump\u2019s a**, he might as well get paid for it.https://twitter.com/jakesherman/status/1467971604017815557\u00a0\u2026— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project) 1638828738
Devin Nunes is not running in 2022!https://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1467939759070846983\u00a0\u2026— Debbie (@Debbie) 1638827391
Devin Nunes will be retiring from Congress at the end of this month to become CEO of Trump's 'media company' that is currently under federal investigation. He will not be missed.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1638830079
Good riddance to that filthy traitor, Devin Nunes.\n\nHe\u2019s retiring from Congress so he can go work for Trump\u2019s new social media company, which will most certainly have the same fate as every other company Trump owned.\n\nOh well\u2026\n\nNobody ever accused Devin Nunes of being smart.— The USA Singers (@The USA Singers) 1638829336
Devin Nunes is going to join Trump's social media venture as its new CEO because, of course. No experience needed for this shell game.https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-12-06/who-just-gave-trump-s-spac-1-billion-let-s-find-out?srnd=premium\u00a0\u2026— Tim O'Brien (@Tim O'Brien) 1638829053
Is there anything in Devin Nunes's resume which suggests that he is qualified to lead a social media startup that seeks to compete with several existing companies that are already dominant players?— Ian Millhiser (@Ian Millhiser) 1638829877
Devin Nunes will not be running for reelection. Reports indicate he is "retiring" from Congress and might be taking a job with Trump's new, already-under-investigation media company.— Duty To Warn \ud83d\udd09 (@Duty To Warn \ud83d\udd09) 1638827202
Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) announced on Monday that he would be challenging incumbent Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp -- and CNN's Gloria Borger said that this primary challenge has former President Donald Trump's fingerprints all over it.
While discussing the battle between Perdue and Kemp, Borger said that it shows that Trump would rather get back at his perceived foes than have a strong and united Republican Party.
"What this tells you about Donald Trump is that he really doesn't care about unity in the Republican Party," she said. "What he cares about is vengeance. and his eyes are set on Kemp. And so he wants to put him out of power."
Despite Kemp's credentials as a hardcore conservative, he drew Trump's ire in 2020 when he refused to intervene to overturn President Joe Biden's victory in the Peach State.
Trump even went so far to suggest during a rally in Georgia earlier this year that he'd prefer to see Democrat Stacey Abrams because Georgia's governor if it meant denying Kemp a second term.
Watch the video below.
Trump is 'set on vengeance' and he 'has his eyes' on Brian Kemp: CNN's Gloria Borger www.youtube.com