Iowa man sentenced for threatening U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler

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House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., makes a statement during the House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee hearing on ‘Online Platforms and Market Power’, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who threatened to have Democratic U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York assassinated has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.

Kenneth Dean Brown, 57, of Waterloo, was sentenced Friday for threatening Nadler in a phone call on Dec. 18, 2019, federal prosecutors said in a news release.

Brown pleaded guilty in December to one count of transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce. He will be on supervised release for three years after he leaves prison.

Brown admitted in December that he called Nadler’s office in Washington, D.C., and told a staff assistant that “Jerry Nadler is going to be assassinated.”

Nadler was a U.S. House impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment in late 2019.

Brown has previous convictions involving violence and threats of violence, prosecutors said in the news release.

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