Man Arrested and Indicted for Allegedly Threatening to Assault and Murder Diane Black

A man was arrested and indicted for allegedly threatening to murder Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06).

“According to an indictment, Clifton Ward threatened to assault and murder Congressman Black, who is also a candidate for governor,”¬†WKRN reported:

Officials said the threats were left in a voicemail at one of the congressman’s district offices.

Congressman Black wouldn’t provide details on the threats but said they were serious enough that a grand jury indicted Ward

The threats came shortly after Congressman Black introduced the Border Wall Trust Fund Act to provide funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

NewsChannel 5 reported that “Black told Fox News Wednesday night about the incident on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

She said the threats were made over voicemails.

“I can tell you they were very serious and they were threatening enough that they concerned police,” said Black.

Black went on to explain that she accepts the risks that come with being a public servant but has more peace of mind, knowing the man was arrested.

“You never know when it is going to be serious as it was for Gabby Giffords and Steve Scalise and it’s very scary for our families.”

MacCallum read a statistic that in 2017 there were 2,000 threatening incidents against members of congress.

You can watch that video here:


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3 Thoughts to “Man Arrested and Indicted for Allegedly Threatening to Assault and Murder Diane Black”

  1. Randall

    Good! Lock up Maxine Waters also.

  2. Austin

    What a surprise! I didn’t know that Diane Black or her staff ever checked her voice mails or emails. That’s been my experience as one of her constituents.

  3. Stuart I. Anderson

    It’s time to put people like Ward in jail for a time long enough to make an impression on others that political violence or even threats of violence won’t be tolerated in our society. Our democracy is drifting toward resembling that of the Weimar Republic in 1920’s Germany when gangs brown and red shirts fought pitched battles in the streets so it’s time to put a stop this violence NOW.