Brooklyn man pleads guilty to threatening senator for Trump criticism

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A Brooklyn man plead guilty Friday to threatening to assault and murder a United States senator.

Michael Brogan, 51, admitted to sending a threatening voicemail to an unidentified senator's Washington, D.C. office on Dec. 4, 2018. The voicemail attempted to discourage the senator from criticizing President Donald Trump and the senator's position on reproductive rights.

According to the Department of Justice, part of the message included in part, "You and your constant lambasting of President Trump. Oh, reproductive rights, reproductive rights. If I see you in the streets, I'm gonna [expletive] light you up with [expletive] bullets."

Brogan faces up to 10 years in prison.

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