Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A California man faces federal charges after authorities say he left a voicemail threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters last month.
The FBI said Anthony Scott Lloyd, 44, called the Democrat's office Oct. 22 and threatened to kill her if she continued to make disparaging remarks about President Donald Trump.
"This message is directed to Maxine Waters herself," Lloyd said in the voicemail, according to a criminal complaint.
"If you continue to make threats towards the president, you're going to wind up dead, Maxine, 'cause we'll kill you. You can call the FBI, you can call the [National Security Agency], you can call whoever the [expletive] you want and report this and try to get a surge or some kind of [expletive] phone number. [Expletive], if you do it again, you're dead."
Agents said when they visited Lloyd's home in San Pedro, Calif., where he lives with his grandmother, he expressed regret and said he "probably could have done that better." But he felt that his "voice matters" and accused Waters of threatening Trump.
The affidavit said Lloyd told FBI agents the point he wanted to make was that Waters "better not make a move on the president" or else there would be dire consequences, though not necessarily from him.
"I'm not crazy, I'm not under any medication, I'm not a pre-meditator, I'm not a planner, I'm not a terrorist guy, I'm very patriotic and I love my country," Lloyd said.
Lloyd is charged with threatening a federal official and faces up to one year in prison.