South Florida man accused of making Twitter threats against Mitch McConnell

'I will bounce his skull off the sidewalk,' Steven Dilauro wrote on Twitter, police say
Steven Dilauro and Mitch McConnell
Posted at 7:49 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 19:49:22-05

PINECREST, Fla. — A South Florida man is accused of making threats on Twitter to kill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Steven Dilauro, 31, of Pinecrest, was arrested Thursday on a charge of written threats to kill or do bodily injury.

According to a Miami-Dade police report, Dilauro posted several threatening comments about the 78-year-old Republican senator from Kentucky on his Twitter page.

Here are some of the remarks police allege Dilauro posted:

By the way whoever wants to investigate this and come after me feel free but if I ever see Mitch McConnell and am not promptly shot dead I will bounce his skull on the sidewalk like a (expletive) sea otter and tear his skin off while he's still breathing and that's a promise.
Every member of the GOP should be lined up in front of a wall but there are a select few who should be slowly lowered into a tank of sharks and kept alive as long as possible. Mitch is absolutely deserving of something so much worse that I doubt even Satan's hell is enough.

McConnell recently secured a seventh term as senator, defeating Democratic opponent Amy McGrath.

The police report lists Dilauro's occupation as a medical student.

Police said Dilauro made a recorded confession during an interview with detectives Thursday, two days after the election. He was arrested and booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.