Just The News: A Maryland man has been sentenced to serve eight consecutive weekends in jail and six months of home confinement for threatening to kill GOP Rep. Andy Harris.
A U.S. district judge issued the order Thursday for Sidhartha Kumar Mathur, 35, of West Friendship. Mathur must also perform 100 hours of community service as part of his sentence, according to the Associated Press.
In December, Harris, who represents Maryland’s Eastern Shore, was one of 126 House Republicans who signed a brief supporting a Texas lawsuit that sought to overturn President Biden’s victory. The Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit.
Later that month, Mathur, in a message submitted through the congressman’s website, threatened to kill Harris and blow up his office “if you try to take my vote away,” according to prosecutors. more here