A group of House Republicans has received a mysterious threat in recent weeks: an anonymous email that promises political retribution for those who for vote yes to a debt-limit increase — sent to their closely guarded personal email addresses.(That would be the debt limit increase that just passed.) All right, so it has to be someone who has access to the list of personal member emails, or was given access to it, and it has to be someone who, well ...
Because of the near-secret nature of lawmakers’ internal email addresses, the emails have raised more than a few eyebrows — and the possibility that one of their own was behind, or at least assisting in the attacks.
“It’s got to be another member. Probably one of the crazy ones,” said a Republican who had seen the email, which was sent from an anonymous email address, email@example.com.That doesn't really narrow it down much now, does it? The emails (obtained by BuzzFeed) also seem to struggle a bit with literacy and generally sound like something from the comments thread of a righty website. They purport to be from an anonymous congressman but may just as likely be someone faking it; again, if you're going to rely on things like "does it sound too crazy to be a real congressman" or "would a real congressman be better at writing than this" you're going to tear your hair out.
Let's hope they spend some time to actually investigate this and find out who's sending them. Whatever the outcome, it's bound to be funny.