A New York man who left threatening voicemails for Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene thought he could double-dog dare her and get away with it; he was wrong.
Joseph Francis Morelli made a brutal mistake after threatening Greene, believing she wouldn’t use the vital information he had given her against him.
Morelli gave MGT his full name in the messages, daring her to press charges.
He got what he was hoping for and now faces up to five years in prison.
On Wednesday, Morelli, 51, pleaded guilty to sending the threatening voicemails in court, Business Insider reported.
Morelli made the calls from his home in upstate Endicott, New York, in March of 2022.
One call, which was made at 11:11 p.m, he said, “I’m gonna have to take your life into my own hands… I’m gonna hurt you. Physically, I’m gonna harm you.”
“I just don’t think I can go on letting you, you know, cause hatred and poison to people,” Morelli said, according to court documents.
“I really think I’m gonna have to cause you harm — physical harm,” he warned.
Minutes later, he called back threatening to “pay someone 500 bucks to take a baseball bat and crack your skull.”
Six minutes after that call, he made another threat: “I’m gonna make sure that, even if they lock me up, someone’s gonna get you ’cause I’ll pay them to.”
Morelli will be sentenced on June 1 and faces up to 5 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a supervised release of up to 3 years.
“A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors,” the Department of Justice said in the media release.
Leaving one’s full personal details on a threatening voicemail is not just asking for trouble; it is foolish, besides leaving such a message in the first place.
Marjorie Taylor Greene noted on Twitter that the FBI did not act in a swift and draconian fashion regarding the threats.
Morelli isn’t in prison yet, a stark contrast to how they treat other “threats to democracy.”
“A man pleads guilty for planning to kill me or paying someone to do it. Now he’s at home, able to do it while awaiting sentencing,” she wrote.
“But a guy who sat at Pelosi’s desk faces 20 years & people who walked into the Capitol on [January 6] are rotting in jail pretrial,” she said.
“The press keeps asking me about threats against Rep. [Ilhan] Omar, but none of them knew about this guilty plea for a threat against my life,” she added.
“Multiple people who want to kill me have been arrested, but the D.C. media doesn’t report it,” she added.
“It’s two-tiered justice and two-tiered coverage.”
It’s worth noting the left-wing media goes ballistic when there are threats against Omar and other members of the “squad.”
But threats against Greene, a conservative MAGA Republican…SILENCE!
Any threats against anyone, politician or otherwise, is wrong. But the fact the media gives attention to certain politicians because it fits their narrative is also wrong.
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