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.


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