Man charged for threatening Jewish senator

Among other antisemitic comments, John Anthony Miller left a message that referred to “finishing what Hitler started.”

By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News

A Las Vegas man was arrested Thursday for making virulently antisemitic threats against Jewish Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen.

The U.S. Justice Department charged John Anthony Miller with one count of threatening a federal official, finding that he left a series of profanity-laced voicemails referring to the Hamas-Israel war over the course of two weeks, on the legislator’s office phone.

According to the court documents on the indictment, one message the 43-year-old white Miller sent from his phone said “we” would “finish what Hitler started.” In another, made from a different phone but analyzed as matching his voice and speech pattern, he threatened the senator’s family. He also allegedly called Rosen “vermin” and “subhuman,” and said he would “see you soon.”

On October 18, the complaint continued, Miller went to a Las Vegas courthouse where Rosen was and was denied entry by a security guard. He then started shouting curses and threatened to “kill Israeli terrorists” as he walked away.

Rosen, the only female Jewish senator on the Hill, has fully backed Israel’s right to defend itself and destroy the terrorist organization that invaded the Jewish state on October 7, massacred 1,400 men, women, and children and taking 239 hostages back to the Gaza Strip, including the elderly and infants.

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The first-term Democrat was one of a bipartisan delegation of senators who visited Israel soon after the war commenced and commented upon her return that “This is the time to take decisive action to help Israel…. I’ll continue leading efforts with Republicans and Democrats to make sure we get the Israeli people the support and resources they need as quickly as possible.”

As a sitting member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, she also successfully urged the Department of Defense to transfer additional Iron Dome batteries and other unused military assets to the Jewish state.

“Threats against public officials should be taken seriously,” a spokesperson for Rosen told The Nevada Independent. “Senator Rosen trusts the U.S. Attorney’s office and federal law enforcement to handle this matter.”

A preliminary hearing for Miller is scheduled in two weeks. If convicted of the felony, Miller could spend up to a year in prison.