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Rochester-area man sentenced for threatening to kill Senator Schumer, Congressman Schiff

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 18:04:14-04

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Rochester-area man has been sentenced for threatening to kill Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Adam Schiff.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office 57-year-old Salvatore Lippa II of Greece, N.Y. was convicted of two counts of threatening a United States official was sentenced to serve six months in prison.

Around 8:20 p.m. on January 23, 2020 Lippa called the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Schiff and left a voicemail stating “I dare you to come to New York, because I will put a bullet in your (expletive) forehead," the U.S. Attorney's Office says Lippa admitted he made the call because he was upset about the impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

On February 4, 2020 Lippa made a similar call to the Albany office of Senator Schumer and left a voicemail stating “let me tell you something, somebody wants to assassinate you, I'm going to be the driver," the U.S. Attorney's Office says.

The Senate was set to vote on the Articles of Impeachment on February 5.