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New data finds violent threats against Congress have more than doubled in past five years
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New data finds violent threats against Congress have more than doubled in past five years

New data from the U.S. Capitol Police shows that threats made against lawmakers has drastically increased in the last five years, with nearly 10,000 threats investigated last year alone. In 2020, Sidhartha Mathur was a college graduate with a public health degree and no criminal history. But that changed after he said he let his emotions take over. Mathur was arrested weeks after the 2020 election for leaving Maryland Rep. Andy Harris a message where he threatened him and his family.  "At that moment, I let my anger get the best of me," he told CBS News Congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane. Prosecutors deemed it a death threat and filed federal charges against Mathur. He pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge of communicating a threat and ...