Of more than 7,500 threats against members of Congress in 2022, just 22 prosecuted

Rep. Ilhan Omar among those threatened

By: - January 31, 2023 4:36 pm

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) with Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-MA, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Rashida Tlaib, D-MI, at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. They were later threatened by man who sent an email to Omar in which he said he was going to shoot them in the head. Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.