The FBI and Denver police are investigating threats to the Colorado Supreme Court justices following their decision to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot in the state.
“The FBI is aware of the situation and working with local law enforcement,” FBI Public Affairs Officer Vikki Migoya said in a statement to CNN. “We will vigorously pursue investigations of any threat or use of violence committed by someone who uses extremist views to justify their actions regardless of motivation.”
A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department confirmed officers were working with the FBI to “investigate incidents directed at Colorado Supreme Court justices and will continue working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to thoroughly investigate any reports of threats or harassment.”
After the ruling last week, Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization found “significant violent rhetoric” from supporters of the former president against the justices and Democrats, according to NBC News. Some users also posted the justices email addresses, phone numbers and office building addresses.
“This ends when we kill these fuckers,” a post on The Donald a pro-Trump forum reads.
“Kill judges. Behead judges. Roundhouse kick a judge into the concrete. Slam dunk a judge’s baby into the trashcan,” read another post on a fringe site.
“All fucking robed rats must fucking hang,” another user on a far-right site wrote.
Advance Democracy noted that some of these violent posts were in response to Donald Trump’s own posts about the ruling on Truth Social.