DENVER – According to reporting partner, 9News in Denver, Colorado GOP Sen. Cory Gardner’s office confirms his wife received a text message containing a video of a beheading.
9News reported that in confirming this information, a spokesperson for Gardner’s office would only allude to a tweet by a Fox News correspondent.
Amid Kavanaugh furor & threats to mbrs, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) tells Fox that his wife received a text with a video attachment showing a gruesome beheading. Someone has has also released the names of and addresses of his family members.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 7, 2018
The senator’s office also said someone released the names and home addresses of Gardner’s family members. U.S. Capitol Police are aware of the situation and are now involved, according to a spokesperson.
The threatening message follows the Colorado Senator’s ‘yes’ vote in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. On Friday, Gardner’s team sent out a press release indicating the senator would vote for Kavanaugh.
The press release included a quote from the senator where he said he had taken in as much information as possible during the confirmation process, including reading the transcripts multiple times.
Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday and is expected to begin his role as an Associate Justice on Tuesday. He was confirmed 50-48 after a contentious battle over allegations of sexual misconduct from his time in high school and college.
In a press release, Gardner said the victimized women who came forward are “brave and courageous.” He also said the lengthy background check and FBI investigations did nothing to corroborate the story of any of the women who accused Kavanaugh of misconduct.