New Hampshire man arrested for alleged death threats against Vivek Ramaswamy, supporters

 December 13, 2023

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has struggled to gain any momentum in his quest for the nomination.

However, he still managed to generate headlines this week after a man was arrested by the FBI after sending death threats against Ramaswamy and his supporters via text message prior to a campaign event.

According to KSLTV, an unidentified New Hampshire man, reportedly 30 years old, was arrested by federal law enforcement Saturday.

He was charged with "sending a threat using interstate commerce."

Stefan Mychajliw, deputy communications director for the Ramaswamy 2024 campaign, released a statement thanking law enforcement for taking swift action against the man.

"We are grateful to law enforcement for their swiftness and professionalism in handling this matter and pray for the safety of all Americans," Mychajliw said.

The local outlet noted:

According to court documents, the man received a text message from the candidate’s campaign on Friday notifying him of Monday’s breakfast event in Portsmouth.

The campaign staff received two text messages in response, according to an FBI agent affidavit. One threatened to shoot the candidate in the head, the other threatened to kill everyone at the event and desecrate their corpses.

FBI agents were able to trace the phone number back to the man who allegedly sent the messages. A search warrant was issued shortly after, and FBI agents found the text messages in a deleted folder on a phone in the man's home. According to information obtained from an affidavit, the man reportedly sent similar messages to "multiple other campaigns."

Late-breaking reports noted some of the contents of the texts, which were vulgar.

"Great, another opportunity for me to blow his brains out!” the New Hampshire man allegedly replied. "I’m going to kill everyone who attends and then f**k their corpses."

Ramaswamy, who rode a few waves of short-lived momentum in the GOP primary race, now polls near the bottom of the pack in most polls, even though he's the only candidate left who garners some favor from former President Donald Trump's large MAGA base.

Many hope that Ramaswamy is tapped for Trump's 2024 ticket as vice president. Only time will tell.