House Speaker John Boehner says he hopes an Ohio bartender, charged with threatening to murder him, gets the ''help that he needs,'' and credits the FISA program for helping to foil an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner says he hopes an Ohio bartender, charged with threatening to murder him, gets the "help that he needs." "You know its one thing to get a threat from far away, it's another when it's three doors from where you live... Obviously this young man has got some health issues -- mental health issues - that need to be addressed and I hope he gets the help that he needs," Boehner said. An Ohio bartender suspected of wanting to poison Boehner has been charged with threatening to murder the Republican politician, court documents showed on Tuesday (January 13). Michael Hoyt, who served Boehner at a country club in Ohio and checked into a psychiatric facility after he was questioned by police on Oct. 29, was indicted on the charge last Wednesday, court papers said. "With regard to the threat to the Capitol... the first thing that strikes me is that we would have never known about this had it not been for the FISA program," Boehner said, speaking about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday (January 14) in connection with a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs, court documents disclosed. Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati allegedly researched the construction of pipe bombs, purchased a semi-automatic rifle and 600 rounds of ammunition and made plans to travel to Washington to carry out the plot, according to an FBI informant's legal testimony.