A contentious Nevada Democratic convention this past weekend has led to a barrage of threats against the chairwoman of the state party.
And it’s led the state party’s lawyer to send a rather remarkable letter to the Democratic National Committee, warning of the risk of violent outbursts at the national convention in Philadelphia.
“Having seen up close the lack of conscience or concern for the ramifications of their actions—indeed, the glee with which they engaged in such destructive behavior—we expect similar tactics at the National Convention in July,” wrote Nevada party counsel Bradley Schrager in a letter dated Monday. “We therefore formally complain to the DNC regarding these unfortunate events, and warn the body that the goal of many of these individuals, sanctioned or encouraged by the Sanders Campaign, is not party-building but something more sinister and unproductive.” A Sanders spokesman told theAssociated Press that the campaign had no connection to the violence at the weekend convention or the threats to the party chair.
Roberta Lange, a longtime Democratic operative and confidante of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, has faced a barrage of attacks not only in social media but also on voicemail and in text messages, some of which have been reviewed by Roll Call. “Hey bitch.”
“Loved how you broke the system.”
“We know where you live.”
“Where you work.”
“Where you eat.”
“Where your kids go to school/ grandkids.”
We have everything on you.”
“You made a bad choice. Prepare for hell.”
“Calls won’t stop.”
One text message featured a person telling Lange that he was interested in buying a house near her home in Clark County, featuring her home address. The state party’s headquarters was closed Monday for security reasons.