DES MOINES, IOWA — A 48-year-old Stuart man is charged with First Degree Harassment for leaving a profane voicemail with the office of Governor Kim Reynolds earlier this year. In the phone call, Harvey Hunter is accused of telling the Governor she should be hung or face a firing squad for “pushing this COVID scam.”
The phone message was left with the Governor’s office on January 5th, according to a police report. The report says Hunter was upset about recent COVID-19 regulations when he placed the call. He referred to the Governor as a “treasonous dictator” and other disparaging names. He suggests that the Governor should be “hung for treason” and that “every single one of ya pushing this <expletive> COVID scam, you need to hit the firing squad.”
Hunter reportedly ended the call by saying: “My name is Harvey Hunter and I approved this message.”
Hunter appeared in court on Monday, entering a not guilty plea. He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 12th.
A review of Hunter’s Facebook shows he regularly shares anti-government messages, including propagating the “Big Lie” that claims Donald Trump was unlawfully denied a second term in office due to widespread voter fraud.