Betty McCollum Gets Death Threats Over NASCAR Proposal
Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum has received death threats after questioning the wisdom of the U.S. Army sponsoring a NASCAR Sprint Cup team to the tune of $7 million a year.
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) alerted Capitol Police Thursday after a threatening fax arrived at her office attacking her proposal to strip Pentagon sponsorship from NASCAR teams.
McCollum’s staff tells TPM this is the first time they’ve alerted the police about a threat made against here office since the health care debate.
“Yo, Slut Betty,” the fax, which arrived at McCollum’s DC office Thursday morning, reads. “Shut Your Phucking Pie Hole!”
The fax then goes on to say that “without exception, Marxists are enemies of the Constitution” and “Death To All Marxists, Foreign And Domestic!”
Read the threatening fax, obtained exclusively by TPM, here. Warning: document contains extremely offensive language.
I have no opinion as to the wisdom of the $7 million NASCAR sponsorship as an Army recruiting tool. Certainly, it would seem to be smart demographic targeting but I haven’t a clue as to how the returns on the NASCAR investment stack up with other recruiting avenues. (McCollum seems to be motivated by optics rather than money; I disagree with her there.)
But, seriously, death threats?
And I had the same reaction as Digby:
It’s Marxist to request that the US government not fund a private race car team? I think maybe this person doesn’t know what the word “Marxism” means.
I’m guessing there are a lot of words this moron doesn’t know the meaning of.