McKinney Claims Johnson Failed to Act on Threatening Phonecall
UPDATE: US Rep. Johnson’s spokesperson did not immediately respond to a voice message left by APN. This is the second time his office has failed to respond to APN on an issue. Also, APN attempted to call the person who allegedly made the threatening phone call, and they failed to immediately respond to a voice message left by APN.
APN received the following from former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA):
This morning, my father received a phone call. I am forwarding this information so you all will know, so that my suporters in Canada, in particular, may know of this latest episode in what has been a continuing, lifelong saga:
To: Congressman Hank Johnson
From: Cynthia McKinney
Date: May 21, 2009
Re: Congressional Office Receipt of Threatening Phone Call
Current Time: 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Savings Time
At approximately 9:00 this morning (noon Eastern Time), Mr. James McKinney was contacted at his home by “Dori” in the Johnson Congressional Office indicating that a call had been received by that office from one Zevon Siqueira (Phone number omitted by APN) relating to the staff person that “the life of someone in Canada that Cynthia McKinney was traveling with might be in danger.”
If a Congressional Office receives a threat upon someone’s life, or a message that causes alarm that someone’s life might be in danger, it is incumbent upon that Congressional Office to contact the relevant authorities and report that threat.
I request that the Congressional Office of Hank Johnson perform its duty and immediately contact all appropriate authorities relative to the perceived threat that was received by its staff member and do all within its jurisdiction to ensure that no one’s life is, indeed, in danger.