A man accused of making over 40 threatening phone calls to the Atlanta office of Rep. John Lewis has pleaded guilty to the charges.
Dante Antione Rosser, 43 made the phone calls between March 2016 and February 2017, targeting Lewis and his staff with comments both threatening and sexual in nature. Rosser went so far as to visit the office as well.
In one call, U.S. Capitol Police reported that he threatened to “splatter their heads all over the ground.”
Rosser’s plea deal calls for 18 months in prison and 3 years supervised release. It remains to be seen if the judge will accept the deal. He is set to be sentenced in April.
John Lewis is a civil rights icon and one of the original founders of SNCC, as well as an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. He stood alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma, Alabama and is a living testament to the legacy of the Civil Rights movement.