Man indicted for making threats to Black

U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-Gallatin) speaks at a Republican event in Nashville on May 7, 2018. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

A federal grand jury in Chattanooga has indicted a man for making threats to U.S. Rep. Diane Black, a Republican candidate for governor.

The Associated Press reports that the indictment against Clifton Ward was filed on June 26. Black went on Fox News this week to discuss the matter, saying the man left her voicemails, saying that the arrest makes her family feel better.

The indictment says Ward threatened to assault and kill the congresswoman. News accounts say the threats came after she introduced a bill to allow crowdfunding to pay for a wall on the Mexican border.


8 Responses to Man indicted for making threats to Black

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Now all we need is a trial and if found guilty a long, long well publicized sentence. Maybe that will convince the intolerant and increasingly violent left to take up another hobby.

  • Christina Norris says:

    If Diane Black would tone down her campaign’s hateful, provocative, intolerant messaging, it would be a step forward. Leaders don’t lead by blaming, criticizing, and pandering.

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    She likes to play the victim every election cycle. Typical DC Diane

  • Silence Dogood says:

    Yeah, that’s it. Let’s blame the victim. Suggestive clothing, wrong part of town, did not actually say no? Unbelievable. You two are absolutely unbelievable.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Great response SD! The day when you can throw liberal arguments and responses back at them is a good day indeed.

  • Kathy Raper says:

    Diane Black is in Trump’s front pocket, a horrible place to be. Tennessee DOES NOT need that woman for governor!! We need a strong Democratic candidate, but if a republican is forced on us I hope its Beth Harwell.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Kathy, we’re simply too prosperous and the vast majority in this state are in no mood for social experimentation to elect a Massachusetts/Nashville liberal as governor nor is Harwell going to be nominated by the Republicans nor has she shown us any reason why she should be. I’m afraid if you persist in living in a state where you are out of step with a healthy majority of your fellow citizens you have to expect to have all kinds of officeholders “forced on” you.

      Look at it this way. By living in Tennessee you get to live in a prosperous low tax state because it is run by politicians who are relatively conservative while you get the feeling of being a member of the avant-garde by being a liberal. So much better than being a liberal who actually has to live in a state run by liberals like California don’t you think?

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