A Los Angeles man was accused of making death threats against former Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) and was arrested Friday, CNN reported Sunday.
Sheron Nelson, 42, is accused of making threatening phone calls, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Stolen electronics, but no weapons, were found in a search of Nelson’s home, the sheriff’s department said.
Watson represented parts of West Los Angeles and Culver City in the House from 2001 until this month. She did not run for re-election in November.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a vote in the Senate. Gillibrand’s proposal to remove military commanders from the process of reviewing sexual-assault cases was left out of the bicameral deal on the defense authorization bill, but the senator is pushing for a vote on her plan soon.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.