A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor was sentenced to six months of home detention for threatening to kill a member of Congress who sponsored vaccination requirements for public school students.

Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett that he was drunk when he called in the death threat last year and is ashamed by his impulsive actions. Varnum had been upset when he read a post on social media that misrepresented a pro-vaccine bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat, said defense attorney Brendan Hurson.

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