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.