A Pennsylvania man has been charged with threatening to kill members of Congress and black people in a twisted plot to start a civil war, federal prosecutors said.
The alleged threats by Harry E. Miller, 62, were lodged in calls to the office of Rep. Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania said Friday.
The feds claim Miller said he intended to abolish the government by “spilling blood” — by killing four to five Democrats and shooting black people.
During the call, Miller also told a congressional staffer they would die in his ensuing civil war, federal prosecutors said.
He’s also accused of making other menacing calls to the Washington, DC office of North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican whom he threatened to kill with a bullet to the head on Jan. 7.
In a second call to Burr’s office, which was transferred to a person in Tennessee, Miller