Yet David Herszenhorn filed a 10-paragraph story Wednesday on news that an arrest was made in regard to death threats against a prominent Democratic senator, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington: "Threats to Kill Senator Lead to Arrest ." (The print version is slightly condensed from the online version.)
Federal agents on Tuesday arrested and charged a man with threatening to kill Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, because he was angry about her vote in favor of the major health care legislation.
According to a criminal complaint, the man, Charles A. Wilson, 64, of Selah, Wash., made a series of threatening phone calls to Senator Murray's Seattle office between March 22 - the day after Congress approved the health care law - and April 4, including a recorded message in which he said, "I want to kill you."
Ms. Murray, the No. 4 Democrat in the Senate, is the highest-ranking woman in the majority leadership. In the days after passage of the legislation, a several lawmakers, mostly Democrats, reported receiving threats and also some incidents of vandalism at their offices.