2010-04-01 / Local & State

Congressman Reports Threats After Health Vote

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy says the Pennsylvania congressman has received threats since voting for the health care overhaul bill.

Kate Hansen told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday that the Democratic congressman has been the target of threats since the House voted for sweeping health reform last Sunday. She says neither Murphy’s home nor his district offices have been vandalized.

Hansen says the threats are being investigated by the FBI and the Capitol Police. She declined to divulge details of the threats.

More than 10 Democrats have reported harassment, including incidents involving at least four of their offices in New York, Arizona and Kansas. An undisclosed number of lawmakers have been given increased police protection.

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