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Oklahoma Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during a news conference about competing bills from the Democrats and Republicans on employee health coverage and birth control under the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Oklahoma resident Charles Jason Moreland, 31, was charged Tuesday with threatening Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), according to the AP.

In the 10-page complaint unsealed Tuesday, prosecutors allege that Charles Jason Moreland sent expletive-filled emails to Reid in April, declaring that he was “a dead man.”

Moreland also allegedly wrote to Reid that if he ever “steps foot out of D.C. he will be done,” and added in the message that the Democrat needed to resign immediately “or face stern, harsh, unimaginable consequences to him and his family.”

This isn't the first time Reid has received threats. After criticizing rancher Cliven Bundy earlier this year, Reid received threatening letters at his home.

Other political leaders, including President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) have received threats in the past.

Read more on the Reid threat at the AP.

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