Of more than 7,500 threats against members of Congress in 2022, just 22 prosecuted

The goal in many cases is to get mental health treatment for those making threats

By: - February 1, 2023 5:50 am

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listen during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in 2019. A Florida man pleaded guilty last year to threatening to kill Omar. | Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.