Jan. 6

NY Man Gets Nearly 3 Years in Prison for Threatening Sen. Raphael Warnock

The Proud Boys supporter from Queens posted threats against Warnock and other elected officials on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6

FILE - Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., listens during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote on April 20, 2021.
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A federal judge sentenced a New York man to nearly three years in prison Thursday for making threats against Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.

The man, Eduard Florea, 41, pleaded guilty in August to posting statements online threatening to kill Warnock, as well as illegally possessing ammunition. Florea, a Proud Boys supporter from Queens, posted threats against Warnock and other elected officials on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, the day a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop Congress from counting the Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential election.

"Dead men can't pass s--- laws," Florea wrote of Warnock in a Jan. 6 message posted on Parler, a social media platform popular with conservatives, prosecutors said in court documents. He made a separate reference to Warnock's being dead, prosecutors said.

Warnock won his Senate seat Jan. 5 in a special runoff election.

Read the full story at NBCNews.com.

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