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Report: New York Man Targeted US Sen. Susan Collins With Threatening Voicemails

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    Report: New York Man Targeted US Sen. Susan Collins With Threatening Voicemails
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    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is surrounded by reporters following a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, September 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Maine's U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was reportedly one of two senators allegedly threatened by a New York man.

    The New York Post reports Ronald DiRisi, 74, of Smithtown left voicemails on Collins and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley's office phones following their support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his controversial confirmation process.

    "I'm gonna get you," DiRisi reportedly said in a voicemail to Collins. "You better pray this guy don't get in."

    The Maine Republican was deluged with thousands of angry calls and messages regarding Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual misconduct during the confirmation process.

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    A letter that claimed to contain ricin was also sent to Collins' home in Bangor last week, but that claim was later refuted.

    DiRisi's attorney told NBC New York his client has dementia, calling him "an angry, sick old man," but added DiRisi isn't dangerous.

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