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Oklahoma man charged with cyberstalking and threatening Republican Rep. Kevin Hahn and his wife

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An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stalking and threatening a United States Congressman.

Keith Eisenberger of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. , 39, pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and kidnapping and threats of assault, the Justice Department said.

“The Federal Attorney's Office and law enforcement partners will not tolerate online threats of violence intended to intimidate elected officials or members of the community. We understand that there are legal implications for committing the criminal offense," attorney Clint Johnson said in a press release Wednesday.

Hahn represents Oklahoma's first congressional district.

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Rep. Kevin Stern, R-Okla., speaks during a town hall event hosted by House Republicans on March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC. 

Oklahoma Republican Party Speaker at House Republican-sponsored City Hall Event March 1, 2022 in Washington, D.C. Congressman Kevin Stern.  (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

In a statement, FBI Special Agent for Oklahoma City Edward J. Gray stated thatfirst Amendment does not protect violent individuals.

"While the First Amendment gives us the right to express our opinions, it does not protect those who cross the line from threatening violent crime," said Gray. said. “The FBI works closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure that our elected officials are able to perform their duties safely.”

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Justice Department says 27 November 2018 to 11 May 2022 In the meantime, it contained a message that he intended to kidnap Hern and his wife.

Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., speaks during a House Small Business Committee hearing on July 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. 

Rep. Kevin Hahn, Oklahoma, Remarks 2020  (Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images)

Eisenberger is currently facing a maximum felony of 25 years in prison.

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The deal comes amid a years-long investigation into Eisenberger, who frequently attended political events across the state to meet with lawmakers. Established. The uninvited praise quickly turned into harassment, the Justice Department said.

After Hern won his 2018 general election and took office in January 2019, Eisenberger traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers.

Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., arrives for the House Republican leadership elections at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 

Rep. Kevin Hahn of Oklahoma Arrives 2020 Tuesday, November 17, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill for the House Republican leadership election.  (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Once there, he demanded that Hahn resign. During this incident, Eisenberger reportedly told Capitol Police that he had bought a one-way ticket and that he would not leave until Hahn resigned.

In 2020, Eisenberger took to his social media to call for Hahn to be "federally executed." He also said Hahn should face resignation, death or expulsion.In another post the same year, he threatened to attack Republican lawmakers.


The Department of Justice also Eisenberger said he continued to harass him in 2021. A social media post threatened to kidnap Hahn and his wife, Tammy Hahn.

The FBI is conducting an investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Nassar is prosecuting the case. .