A California man has been charged for allegedly “stalking” and “threatening” the wife of GOP Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), according to an exclusive report by The Daily Wire.
What are the details?
According to The Daily Wire’s report, a misdemeanor criminal complaint was filed against William Joseph Burden, 58, (who is also known as William Joseph Terrell), on Aug. 13 for contacting Elizabeth Nunes — an elementary school teacher and wife of Devin — “unlawfully, and with the intent to annoy.” The outlet noted that Burden is accused of using “obscene language,” “including a ‘threat to inflict injury’ to her or her property and family.”
Burden was not arrested due to the new coronavirus protocols, but he has been ordered to appear before a judge. According to The Sun, if convicted, Burden could spend up to 180 days in county jail.
The Wire also reported that Nunes’ office told them:
Terri Rufert, superintendent for the Sundale Union Elementary School District where Mrs. Nunes works, confirmed the allegations to The Daily Wire, issuing a statement saying:
What did Rep. Nunes say?
Rep. Nunes also issued a statement in reaction to the charges against Burden, thanking law enforcement for their work.
“All threats will continue to be turned over to the proper authorities,” he said.
Devin Nunes is a nine-term congressman and currently the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. The couple have three children.
The Washington Examiner pointed out: