A Texas man who was released from custody by the court in Houston after making threatening phone calls to Senator Ted Cruz is now wanted by police after failure to appear at a hearing this week.
Isaac Nformangum, a 22-year-old Texas resident, is being looked for by Harris County authorities after he was released on a personal recognizance bond and then failed to appear at a court hearing. He was initially arrested for making a series of threatening phone calls to Senator Ted Cruz for what the man claims is Cruz’s effort to take away his voting rights.
Transcripts of the phone calls were released by the local district attorney. In the calls, Nformangum told Cruz, “Hello and good afternoon Senator Rafael. This is one of the many Afro-American constituents of whom you are representative of here in Texas, as you currently serve from the Senate.”
The message continued, “have just read the, uh, Texas Republican Party’s platform for this current 2022 year, uh, wherein it is apparent that your many colleagues intend … intend to have the voting right acts repealed and not reauthorized?”
Nformangum then begins to make violent threats against Cruz and other Republican lawmakers. “Every last one of your Republican colleagues to have signed off on that platform is to be found, and is to be found and killed, be it by a bullet to the face or by the smashing of a brick in your skull,” he said. “It is a civic duty of every American citizen or resident to see to it that every last one of your colleagues is to be killed. Killed. Be it by finding you in a public space or by trailing you to your very, by your very public homes.”
When Nformangum was originally arrested he was charged with making terroristic threats against Cruz and other Texas GOP legislators.
ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK
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