The man who was recently arrested for threatening the life of Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and his family turned out to be an Emmy-nominated cameraman who has worked for CNN, ABC and NBC.
Eugene Huelsman was apprehended in Los Angeles last week for leaving life-threatening phone messages on Gaetz’s phone a few days after the January 6th U.S. Capitol incident.
Huelsman, who worked on shows such as “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” said, “Tell Matt Gaetz to watch his back, tell him to watch his children. I’m coming for him… I’m gonna f—ing kill him… I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your f—ing kids too. I hate you,” according to an indictment and audio recording.
Tucker Carlson touched on the story with Kevin Corke during his Tuesday broadcast.
Just last week, Rep. Gaetz spoke on the House floor to condemn the DOJ after they denied a Capitol Police recommendation to arrest a different man who traveled across the country in an attempt to kill him in Washington, D.C.
This individual messaged Gaetz on Twitter saying, “Portland has ordered a hit on you, I accepted the contract have a good day.”
After the message, the man traveled to D.C. and the Capitol Police tried to get him arrested but the DOJ declined the request.
Gaetz told 3WEAR-TV, “I’m glad that prosecutors in the Northern District of Florida take death threats against me and my family seriously. I wish that were an ethic across the DOJ enterprise.”
Huelsman was released from custody Friday by an LA judge who set his bond at $20,000.