Michigan GOP Rep. Fred Upton Michigan gets death threat after party colleague posts his number

November 09, 2021, 3:04 PM

Fred Upton has been in the U.S. House since 1987.

Voting to spend more than $1 trillion on infrastructure improvements nationwide has yielded a death threat for a Republican congressman from Michigan.

On CNN Monday night, Fred Upton of St. Joseph played a voicemail in which a caller said "I hope you die. I hope everybody in your f**king family dies" and called him a "f**king piece of sh*t traitor."

Upton was one of 13 Republicans who joined Democrats in approving President Joe Biden's $1.2-trillion infrastructure package Friday.

Upton's office said the voicemail was not an isolated incident. The calls came after GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia tweeted the phone numbers of those who had voted for the bill and later called them traitors.

On Friday, he tweeted his "regret that this good, bipartisan bill became a political football in recent weeks."

The bill has $8 billion for highway and bridge projects and $1 billion for upgrades to public transit in Michigan.

Read more:  CNN

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