Court documents allege that a number associated with 43-year-old John Miller made "numerous calls and voicemails" to Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen's office
A Las Vegas man has been charged with threatening to assault a U.S. official after he allegedly left a series of antisemitic voicemails at the office of Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen, who is Jewish.
Court documents shared by The Washington Post allege that a number associated with John Anthony Miller, 43, made "numerous calls and voicemails" between Oct. 11 and Oct. 19 — days after a terrorist attack in southern Israel by the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Among the many violent and hateful messages, Miller allegedly made one telling Rosen, "we're gonna finish what Hitler started you f------ s---," and another calling her "evil" and saying, "We're gonna exterminate you, f---."
According to the court documents, Miller arrived at a Las Vegas courthouse on Oct. 18, at which time he stated that he was going to visit the Democratic senator. "After being refused entry, the individual became agitated and started yelling and shouting profanities ... while walking on Las Vegas Boulevard," the documents allege.
The documents include a screenshot of a man who looks to be Miller taken on Las Vegas Boulevard. Prosecutors allege that Miller continued leaving voicemails with Rosen days later, including one in which he stated, "Watch, b----, your whole f------ family's in 10 danger, b----."
The threats against Rosen come amid a sharp uptick in antisemitic threats across the globe. Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, the United States' special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, said in a statement issued Monday morning that she was "deeply concerned by the dramatic increase in antisemitic incidents" at sites in Europe, Latin America, Australia, South Africa, North America, Russia, and elsewhere.
She added that Hamas' terrorist attack earlier in the month marked "the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust."
Since the surprise attack from Hamas on Oct. 7, the death toll on both sides of the conflict has risen considerably. Per The Washington Post, at least 8,005 Palestinians have been killed in recent weeks, according to Gaza's Health Ministry, while the Israeli death toll reported by Israeli authorities hovers at around 1,400 people killed.
Rosen has spoken out against the recent bigotry, saying on X this week, "Over the weekend, we saw even MORE reports of antisemitism across our country. From college campuses to synagogues, these incidents are appalling and we must call them out and take action. We can't let this bigotry be normalized."
Rosen co-sponsored a bipartisan bill this week condemning violence against Jewish students at American universities, and calling on colleges to do more to halt the incidents.
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