Senator Udall Also Threatened Over Health-Care Reform

March 26 2010, 10:47 AM
A contingent of the country is still hopping mad over the health-care-reform law, as evidenced by the fact that the list of Democrats who say they've received threats is still growing. The latest is U.S. Senator Mark Udall, who received a disturbing voice mail at his Denver office. Udall spokeswoman Tara Trujillo tells The Huffington Post authorities were able to track down the man responsible for the message, who later apologized. Meanwhile, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, is lashing out at Democratic leaders for "dangerously fanning the flames" by blaming the GOP (via The Washington Post). Cantor confides that he, too, has faced peril. Leaders in both parties have denounced the behavior, blaming each other for inciting the violence (via USA Today). Congressman Mike Coffman, a Colorado Republican, firmly denounces any "threats or acts of vandalism and violence," according to a news release. "Those who engage in such reprehensible behavior should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I also believe it is wrong for some to associate the criminal acts of a few with the millions of law abiding citizens exercising their civic duty to engage their leaders and lawmakers by voicing their opposition to this policy."