Former Congressional Press Secretary Rochelle Ritchie Says Cesar Sayoc Threatened Her on Twitter. Twitter Let Him Keep Tweeting.


This morning, authorities arrested and charged 56-year-old Florida man Cesar Sayoc for his connections to the mail bombings that went out to 13 high-profile people who have all been critics of President Donald Trump, including Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and CNN (the bomb there was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan). Sayoc, The Washington Post reports, has a criminal background that spans decades: he was arrest nearly a dozen times in Florida, the outlet detailed, including one time when he made a bomb threat in 2002. Now, a political commenter and former Congress press secretary Rochelle Ritchie says he threatened her on Twitter just a couple of weeks ago. When she reported the incident, Twitter declined to intervene.

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“Hey @Twitter remember when I reported the guy who was making threats towards me after my appearance on @FoxNews and you guys sent back a bs response about how you didn’t find it that serious,” she tweeted, sharing screenshots. “Well guess what it’s the guy who has been sending #bombs to high profile politicians!!!!”

When reached for comment, a Twitter spokesperson told ELLE that “this is an ongoing law enforcement investigation. We do not have a comment.”

Sayoc, meanwhile, faces up to 58 years in prison.


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