A hardcore Trump supporter has been charged with leaving a threatening voicemail in which he threatened to murder Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his entire family.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that 59-year-old James Amos Headley, a resident of Live Oak, Tex., was arrested this week after police determined that he called Cruz’s office in the Capitol on July 11 and left a threatening voicemail directed at the senator.
“Pretty soon you’re gonna be runnin’ for your life,” Headley allegedly said in the voicemail. “Just hope your family is not with ya because I’m not gonna insult them, I’m gonna kill them, right after I shoot you right in front of them.”
The Express-News’ sources claim that Headley called Cruz because he was a strong Trump supporter and he “was upset with the Houston Republican’s stance on a number of issues that don’t align with Trump’s views.”
Headley has since been charged with threatening to assault and murder a public official with intent to impede, intimidate, and interfere with the official and his duties.