Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who is lesbian and Jewish, was one of the state officials threatened by a man who vowed to kill all the Jews in the Michigan government if they don’t leave office. Nessel tweeted confirming the news. Besides Nessel, Jewish government officials in Michigan include U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin and several state legislators.
A federal court in Detroit has unsealed a criminal complaint against Jack Eugene Carpenter III. He is charged with transmitting an interstate threat. If convicted, he faces a maximum prison sentence of five years. Carpenter had tweeted on February 17 from Texas that he was “heading back to Michigan now threatening to carry out the punishment of death to anyone that is Jewish in the Michigan govt if they don’t leave, or confess.”
Carpenter’s Twitter feed is peppered with anti-Semitic remarks and right-wing conspiracy theories.
He believed Jews had developed the vaccine to help them achieve world domination. He also tweeted threats against law enforcement officials, the several University of Michigan employees, and various well-known people, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Twitter head Elon Musk, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, and former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.