California state Sen. Scott Wiener, a gay man and outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, was the target of a death threat Tuesday, one of many he says he’s received since taking office in 2017, and he’s blaming it on homophobic rhetoric.The threat came Tuesday morning to a newspaper, The San Francisco Standard.
A person using the name Zamina Tataro emailed the paper and said they had planted bombs at Wiener’s home in San Francisco and would start shooting at his office in Sacramento.
The subject line read “Scott Wiener will die today,” and the writer said they were willing to die. The email called him a pedophile and a groomer.The Standard notified police and Wiener.
Police searched Wiener’s home and found no bombs.Wiener released this statement Tuesday:“Early this morning, I was informed by the San Francisco Standard and the police that someone had issued a bomb threat against me, listing my specific home address and also threatening to shoot up my Capitol office.