Michigan Man Accused of Threatening to Kill President Biden, Gov. Whitmer
A Holland man is in some serious heat after allegedly posting death threats against President Joe Biden, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the iFunny social media platform back in January.
According to Metro Times, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel charged Joshua Docter, 21, with one count of threat of terrorism and one count of using a computer to commit a crime, both of which carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel:
Threatening elected officials is against the law and my office will prosecute those who attempt to intimidate or terrorize our state and federal leaders. I appreciate the thorough investigative work by the FBI and Michigan State Police on this case, and I consider it another excellent example of showcasing the dedication that those working in law enforcement have to protect the public.
Apparently, this guy said he would be “be the catalyst” for a new American revolution by using a gun and killing the three Democrat officials.
He also had on his cellphone, information on how to build a bomb and where to find the materials to build it.
Attorney General Dana Nessel said the FBI started investigating Doctor after receiving tips about his posts.
Docter went before a judge and was arraignment on both charges Today (3/16) in Ottawa County District Court. He is scheduled to appear in court for further proceedings on April 8 and 15.
Threats on the president or other elected officials aren't taken lightly.