Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) on Monday appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper to discuss some of the angry blowback he's received after voting last week for the bipartisan infrastructure package signed into law by President Joe Biden.
Cooper started off by telling Upton he'd heard about some "disturbing" phone calls he'd received after the infrastructure vote, and he proceeded to play an audio recording of an unhinged man yelling through the phone.
"F*cking traitor!" said the man. "That's what you are. You're a f*cking piece of sh*t traitor. I hope you die. I hope everybody in your f*cking family dies!"
Cooper then asked Upton for his reaction.
"Thank goodness it wasn't a constituent," said Upton, explaining that a Republican colleague "put out the phone numbers of the 13 of us that voted that way," which presumably led to the threatening phone calls.
Upton nonetheless expressed concern about the rage that voting for a bipartisan infrastructure package has generated.
"We've seen civility really downslide here," he said. "I am concerned about my staff. They are taking these calls... the threats to them."
Watch the video below.
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