Gregory Lee Giusti is a California man who has been arrested for allegedly threatening Nancy Pelosi. He is alleged to have made threatening phone calls because he is angry about health care reform that Pelosi was instrumental in pushing through Congress. Read about it below.
People are angry with Congress these days. That isn’t any secret. Congress has an embarrassingly low approval rating. Since Nancy Pelosi took the reigns as House Majority Leader in 2006, the democratic majority Congress has gotten less and less popular with the American people. In the past year, ramming through various enormous, pork-laden pieces of legislation has only hardened the general distaste for Washington ‘insiders’, especially our Congressmen and Senators.
The discontent among the people has been evidenced through peaceful demonstrations held by the ‘Tea Party’ and unfortunately, through threats from individuals to particular Representatives.
Just yesterday Charles Alan Wilson, a Washington State man, was arrested for making threats to U.S. Senator Patty Murray. She is one of several democratic lawmakers who have faced rage from their constituents over their backing of the health care reform bill that was pushed through congress last month. There have also been threats made against Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia.
Earlier today a California man was arrested in his San Francisco home in Mercy Housing, a public housing complex in the city’s Tenderloin district, after making threatening and harassing phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In at least one of the phone calls, he was able to get through and speak with Pelosi directly.
Apparently, Giusti made numerous calls to Pelosi’s homes in California and in Washington. He is said to have also called Paul Pelosi, her husband, at his business office. He is said to have threatened her by telling her he knew where she lived and that if she wanted to see her home again she would not support the health care overhaul.
Giusti has a history of making these kinds of threats. In 2004, he pleaded no contest to a felony charge of making criminal threats. At that time he was sentenced to a year in jail and three years of supervised probation. That incident happened in San Mateo, California.
Joseph Schadler, spokesman for the FBI’s San Francisco office confirmed that Giusti, 48-years-old, had been arrested. He would not disclose the charges against Giusti who is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Although official charges have not been disclosed, we do know that Gregory Lee Giusti was arrested for threatening Nancy Pelosi. He was apparently angry about health care reform legislation that Pelosi strongly backed.
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