Threats And Hate For Republican Lawmaker Who Criticized Trump
David Ramadan is a Republican in the Virginia General Assembly who has had the nerve to criticize The Donald.
…Ramadan, who described himself as the first immigrant to hold a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates, called Mr. Trump a “moron” on Twitter earlier this week after the Republican presidential candidate criticized the state forrequiring Republican voters to sign statements affirming their party affiliation.
Since then, Mr. Ramadan has received more than 5,000 hateful messages on Twitter and a flood of threatening emails. His voice mail has been filled with complaints that he is disenfranchising supporters of Mr. Trump. Mr. Ramadan, who was born in Lebanon to a Muslim family but does not practice Islam, has been accused of being a member of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Islamic State by supporters of Mr. Trump…
Now in the crosshairs of Mr. Trump’s supporters, safety is a concern for Mr. Ramadan. He planned to speak to the the F.B.I. on Tuesday to discuss the threats he had received and was doing his best to ignore the hate mail after fruitless efforts at explaining himself.
“I was hoping they didn’t have the facts,” said Mr. Ramadan, who had nothing to do with the party affiliation pledge. “Then they went into the terrorist stuff and the Muslim stuff so there’s no reason to engage them.”