Eugene Huelsman, a veteran cameraman who worked along with multiple Hollywood projects, was arrested in California for threatening to murder Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL).
Court records reveal the arrest comes several months after a federal grand jury had indicted the 58-year-old Huelsman in Florida for saying he would “put a bullet” into the Congressman and his kids in the wake of the Capitol Hill riot on Jan. 6.
“Federal prosecutors report that on January 9, Huelsman phoned the office of someone said to be in the indictment solely as ‘M.G.’ and gave threats to him and his kids,” Politico reported.
According to this indictment, Huelsman said to Gaetz to “watch his back” and “watch his kids”
“Tell M.G. to watch his back, tell him to watch his kids,” Huelsman said. “I am coming for him… I am going to f***ing kill him… I will put a bullet in you and I am gonna put a bullet into one of your f***ing kids too.”
Gaetz confirmed to Politico this week he was targeted with Huelsman’s threats. Last week, Gaetz accused the Justice Dept. on the House floor of not working seriously on the death threats made against him.
“I believe someone could be attempting to kill me and if they do succeed I want my voters and my family to understand who prevented their arrest,” Gaetz said.
Gaetz informed Politico that he thinks his criticism of the Justice Dept. prompted this week’s arrest.
“An indictment was given in May, and was now unsealed the week after my comments,” he said. “If they were serious about our security, they would arrest the people who broke federal law and the threats to murder us, not only some of them… I believe that the Dept. of Justice is biased against the GOP.”
According to IMDB, Eugene Huelsman was nominated for seven Emmy awards for his work as the camera operator in TV. His credits include Netflix’s “Awake: The Million Dollar Game,” NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Author: Scott Dowdy