Absolutely not a mob: NY man arrested over threats to Senators

So what’s the “Definitely Not A Mob” up to these days? One of their card-carrying members out in New York state has been keeping himself busy. Ronald DeRisi, 74, of Nassau County, was rather upset about the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his way of keeping busy was allegedly to start calling up Senators and threatening the blow their blanking brains out with a nine millimeter. The government was able to track him down fairly quickly and he’s now been arrested. (Free Beacon)

A 74-year-old New York man was arrested Friday for violently threatening two U.S. senators over their support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Beginning Sept. 27, Ronald DeRisi left more than 10 threatening voicemails for two different lawmakers—who were not named— according to the official complaint released by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, CNN reports.

According to the complaint, in one voicemail, he specifically threatened to shoot a senator, saying, “It’s a nine millimeter. Side of your f—ing skull, you scumbag motherf—er,” and then mentioning Kavanaugh at the end of the call.

I suppose we should get our first look at the suspect. Several news outlets were tweeting the one available picture from his arrest.

Yeah. He seems… nice. Definitely not part of any sort of mob, though.

Starting on the day of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, DeRisi began leaving voicemail messages at the offices of at least two senators who are not named in the reports. (It might be a safe assumption that they are Republicans unless one of them was Joe Manchin.) And his comments were consistent and specific. The senators were going to get a 9 mm, “side of the f***ing head.” And whether Kavanaugh was confirmed or not, they would be “dead f***ing meat.”

You almost have to give credit to a motivated individual who takes the time to map out a specific plan before rushing into action haphazardly. Of course, we don’t know yet whether or not DeRisi actually has a handgun. This is Nassau County in New York, after all.

So what set this guy off? Perhaps he was possessed by demons as an agent of the witches who are casting hexes on Kavanaugh? I suppose we can’t even rule out the supernatural entirely until all the facts are in, but there’s probably a more mundane explanation available. Back in 2015, DiRisi pleaded guilty to second degree aggravated harassment in an incident where he’d been making threatening calls to a victim’s home and office multiple times. Sounds as if it might be safe to say that the guy has poor impulse control at a bare minimum. We also can’t ignore the fact that he’s 74. While many adults retain all of their faculties well past that age, not all of us will. He might have just slipped over the edge.

But remember, kids. He’s absolutely not part of a mob of any sort. That’s all GOP hype.

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