‘Start Up the Firing Squads’: MAGA-Obsessed NYC Court Worker Charged With Threatening to Murder Dem Leaders

NYC Court worker threated to kill Dems

A New York City court worker was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening to murder several Democratic politicians out of anger over the results of the presidential election.

Brendan Hunt, a 37-year-old employee at the New York State Office of Court Administration, has been charged with making online threats against elected officials, including several Democratic leaders, in several social-media posts since December. After the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, Hunt, who goes by the nickname “X-Ray Ultra,” escalated his violent rhetoric, calling for another insurrection when all elected officials are back at the Capitol to “slaughter these motherfuckers.”

Authorities raided his Queens home on Tuesday morning and he is in custody, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Beast. The New York State court system also confirmed that Hunt, who was employed as an assistant court analyst in the attorney registration unit, has been suspended without pay.