Angry Perriello: Boehner’s Statement On Threats Was ‘Outrageous’ (VIDEO)

Following the incident in which someone cut a gas line at his brother’s home — whose address had been posted online by tea partiers — Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) says he isn’t satisfied with a statement from Minority Leader John Boehner on threats against Democrats.

Boehner’s statement said in part, “But, as I’ve said, violence and threats are unacceptable. That’s not the American way. We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change.”

Asked about it on CNN this morning, Perriello replied:“I thought it his statement was fairly outrageous. What he was saying was, for those of you who are threatening people’s children, we want you to channel that anger into the campaign. No, we want those people to go to jail.”

Here’s the video:

Our roundup of threats and attacks against Democrats is here.

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