Steven Arthur Martis of Arizona Convicted After Threatening Nancy Pelosi
According to federal prosecutors, Steven Arthur Martis, 77, of Bullhead City, Arizona, called the California Democratic Party’s office on January 17, 2021 and left two voicemails, one said. , “I came to kill you” and the second letter declares. “you’re sunk.”
CNN has reached out to the public defender representing Martis for comment on the conviction.
The two threatening voicemails that Pelosi’s office received came after the FBI alerted Martis to similar calls before, the DOJ statement said.
“This case is an important reminder that, while the First Amendment protects our right to free speech, one of our most precious personal rights, the United States Attorney’s Office The United States takes threats to kill or harm another individual through a phone call or other form of interstate communications very seriously,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Glenn B. McCormick.
Martis will be sentenced in January 2022, according to the DOJ.