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Man indicted over antisemitic threats aimed at Nevada senator

File: US Senator Jacky Rosen, a Nevada Democrat, addresses the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, DC, July 20, 2021. (Office of Jacky Rosen)
File: US Senator Jacky Rosen, a Nevada Democrat, addresses the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, DC, July 20, 2021. (Office of Jacky Rosen)

A federal grand jury has indicted a Las Vegas man arrested last month on suspicion of making antisemitic threats against US Senator Jacky Rosen and her family, along with the family of another US senator, according to court records.

Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada, is Jewish and has maintained a vocal pro-Israel stance, including support for US aid to Israel. Though the indictment doesn’t identify her specifically, Rosen’s office confirmed to The Associated Press the allegation that she and her family were targeted.

John Miller, 43, is charged with one count of threatening a federal official and two counts of influencing, impeding or retaliating against a federal official by threatening a family member. Miller is also accused of threatening the family of another unnamed US senator, according to court records.

The public defender representing Miller does not return an email request for comment.

Miller allegedly made several threatening calls and voicemails containing antisemitic slurs to Rosen last month, some of them making reference to the Israel-Hamas war and the Holocaust, according to the complaint.

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