A National Guardsman was arrested Saturday for threatening to kill Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
Witnesses reportedly overheard William Robert Dunbar, 22, twice threaten Pence’s life while on duty at the Army National Guard Training Center in Richland Township. According to police, Dunbar said, “If someone pays me enough money, I will kill the vice president.”
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The witnesses contacted commanding officers who then contacted the police. Dunbar was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for evaluation and then to county prison in lieu of $250,000 bond. He was charged with disorderly conduct and making terroristic threats.
Thankfully, Pence’s appearance at the memorial went off without a hitch. During 9/11, Pence was serving his first term in the United States House of Representatives. In comments at the memorial on Monday, he remarked that the brave passengers of Flight 93 – which was en route to the Capitol – very well saved his life.
“I will always believe that I and many others in our nation’s capital were able to go home that day and hug our families because of the courage and sacrifice of the heroes of Flight 93,” he said in his remarks.
You can watch the White House’s official footage of the visit below:
It’s disturbing that Dunbar, someone who took a vow to serve his country, was apparently so willing to kill America’s vice president. The witnesses who reported him did the right thing. Here’s hoping he remains behind bars and other patriots continue serving our country in his place.
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