FBI: House majority leader's family threatened
11/3/2011 5:08:49 PM - AP News
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The FBI says a Tennessee man has been charged with threatening the family of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia.Agents arrested 62-year-old Glendon Swift of Lenoir City on Wednesday.He is accused of leaving two voicemail messages at Cantor's office in suburban Richmond on the evening of Oct. 27. In the profanity-laced messages, the caller uses an anti-Semitic slur. He also says he is going to destroy Cantor, rape his daughter and kill his wife.Swift made a preliminary appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley Jr. in Knoxville on Thursday.Cantor spokeswoman Laena Fallon said the six-term Republican congressman had no comment on the threats.Court records do not list an attorney for Swift. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted.