The suspect was accused of leaving threatening letters for house majority whip Steve Scalise and Republican conference Chairman rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers, seen here.
A man in New York accused of leaving threatening voicemail messages for two top house Republicans had filed 200 rounds of ammunition in his house, together with the receipts for an assault rifle and a pistol, according to an affidavit in Federal court by U.S. Capitol Police.
Carlos Bayon, 63, was charged last week with leaving the messages for house majority whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Republican conference Chairman rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.
The news appeared to reference President Trump and the policy on migration and included the warnings: “they are among us, and we are among them.”
According to the affidavit, filed Friday in Federal court in Buffalo, investigators found 150 rounds of rifle ammunition and 50 rounds of shotgun shells. They also discovered, in 2004, an input for an SKS assault rifle and a 1987 receipt for a .38-caliber revolver but found no firearms, the document showed.
The authorities also said they had books found in the Bayon house, including the title “to create a foolproof new identity”, “the middle East Terrorist bomb design”, and Silent But Deadly: homemade silencers.”
The contents of the Declaration were first NOLA.com/The the Times-Picayune reported.
Scalise, 52, is the No. 3 house Republican leader, and is considered a possible successor to the outgoing speaker Paul Ryan. McMorris Rodgers, the house GOP’s No. 4 leader.
Scalise has been under practice injured five people in the last year, after an armed man attacked, a Republican, baseball. He was seriously injured and was in the hospital for more than a month. He now relies largely on crutches and an electric-to move scooter in the Capitol. Capitol police and other officers killed the shooter in the attack.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.