GOP Rep. Upton receives death threats after backing public works bill

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The Detroit News

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said he has received well over 1,000 calls including multiple “nasty” death threats since the Michigan congressman voted for a bipartisan infrastructure bill that he helped write with GOP and Democratic colleagues earlier this year. More than 90% of the calls are coming from outside of Upton’s southwest Michigan district, a spokesman said, including one man from South Carolina who left this message: “I hope you die. I hope everybody in your f—ing family dies,” while calling the longtime lawmaker a “f—ing piece of s— traitor.” “It’s tragic, esp…

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