On Monday, a New York man pleaded guilty to threatening Georgia Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in a series of messages posted online.
Eduard Florea, a Proud Boys supporter, posted intimidating messages under the name “LoneWolfWar” on Parler, a conservative social media platform.
“With today’s guilty plea, Florea admits to threatening the life of a successful candidate for the U.S. Senate and to urging others to take up arms to unleash violence at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, to thwart the results of the Presidential election,” Jacquelyn Kasulis, acting United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a press release on Monday.
“Warnock is going to have a hard time casting votes for communist policies when he’s swinging with the…fish,” read a message that Florea sent on the social media site.
In another message, Florea wrote: “Dead men can’t pass shit laws.”
The forty-one-year-old man also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing ammunition after having been convicted of a felony. Federal authorities found more than 1,000 rounds of bullets while searching his home in the Queens borough of New York on January 12, 2021.
According to The New York Times, he was convicted in 2014 of illegally possessing an AR-15 rifle and a semiautomatic shotgun.
Florea faces up to fifteen years in prison if convicted. He will be sentenced later this year on November 29.
Florea wrote out plans on the social media platform to visit Washington D.C. to incite violence.
“The time for peace and civility is over,” he wrote. “Guns cleaned loaded… got a bunch of guys all armed and ready to deploy… we are just waiting for the word.”
“[D]efinitely slicing a throat,” he posted on the app at 10 p.m. on January 5.
Florea ultimately did not travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the deadly insurrection.