Nevada Man Arrested for Making Antisemitic Threats to Senator Jacky Rosen

Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.

John Anthony Miller, a 43-year-old man from Las Vegas, Nevada, has been arrested and charged with making antisemitic threats towards Senator Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.). Federal prosecutors allege that Miller made several calls to Rosen’s office earlier this month, leaving profanity-laced voicemails that included threats of assault, kidnapping, and murder. The voicemails contained references to violence in Israel, Palestinians, and the West Bank.

One of the voicemails, dated October 17, stated, “We’re going to finish what Hitler started,” while another message referred to Rosen as “evil” and threatened to “exterminate” her. Prosecutors claim that Miller left another lengthy voicemail two days later, in which he mentioned Israel, Palestinians, and the West Bank. The voicemail accused Rosen of not taking action and allowing her own family members to harm Palestinians in the West Bank.

On October 7, the militant group Hamas launched a violent assault on Israel, resulting in over 1,400 deaths, including civilians. In response, Israel initiated airstrikes and a ground invasion into Gaza. The incident occurred a day before Miller attempted to enter a courthouse in Las Vegas, claiming he was going to see Rosen. He was denied entry after refusing to comply with a court security officer’s request to inspect his identification. Miller allegedly shouted profanities, including a statement about killing “every last Israeli terror-f—ing-rist.”

Miller was arrested on Thursday and appeared in federal court on Friday, where he was charged with one count of threatening a federal official. Senator Rosen’s spokesperson issued a statement emphasizing the seriousness of threats against public officials and expressing trust in the U.S. Attorney’s office and federal law enforcement to handle the matter.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, there has been a significant increase in antisemitic incidents since the Hamas attack on October 7. The organization has recorded 312 antisemitic incidents in the two weeks following the conflict, marking a 388 percent spike compared to the same period last year. In response to this rise, multiple federal departments are increasing engagement and addressing concerns about the surge in antisemitism.

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