A California man has been arrested and was charged with possessing five pipe bombs talked about targeting Democrats. He was to target the social media giants Twitter and Facebook, as part of a discussion about going “to war” in a bid to make sure former President Donald Trump remained in the White House.
“I want to blow up a democratic building so bad,” the man, Ian Benjamin Rogers of Napa County, wrote in a text message detailed in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in California, which described a large array of firearms, ammo, bomb-making equipment and warfare manuals found in his possession.
“The Democrats need to pay,” wrote Rogers, the owner of British Auto Repair of the Napa Valley. In another text message, Rogers said he was “thinking sac office first target,” which an FBI agent said is suspected of being the Sacramento office of Gov. Gavin Newsom of California.
“Then maybe bird and face offices,” Rogers wrote, according to the complaint filed in federal court for the Northern District of California. “Sad it’s come to this but I’m not going down without a fight …
These commies need to be told what’s up.” The agent said the text appeared to reference Twitter, whose logo is a blue bird, and Facebook, “because both social media platforms had locked Trump’s accounts to prevent him from sending messages on those platforms” on the heels of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters. READ MORE