House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (D-Va.) was the target of threatening phone calls Thursday, leading to the arrest of a Tennessee man. Glendon Llewellyn Swift, 62, is accused of leaving threatening voice mails, using an anti-semetic slur and threatening Cantor's family, according to the Associated Press.
The message left with Cantor threated to destroy him, to rape his daughter and to kill his wife, the AP reported.
Swift, for his part, said his memory of the events was hazy.
Swift stated that he remembers making the calls and he remembers 'cussing,' but stated he did not remember threatening, the court affidavit on the case reads, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Cantor's representatives did not comment, according to ABC News.
ABC also noted that this is the second time in less than a month that threats have been made against public figures. Just two weeks ago, the following threat was posted on the internet, according to ABC:
I will pay $75,000 for ASSASSINATING Illinois Congresswoman (sic) Bobby Schilling and any US Congressman, US Senator and FBI, CIA and NSA DIRECTORS and their FAMILY MEMBERS regardless of their age.