CNN Official Attempts to Distance Network From Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening GOP Rep and His Children

We reported yesterday that a man accused of leaving voicemail death threats to U.S. House Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was apprehended last week on a federal indictment, according to court records.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson discussed the story on his show tonight with White House Correspondent Kevin Corke, who revealed that Huelsman had a history working in the media as a cameraman.

Corke noted that Huelsman “is a long time member of the media, having worked as a camera operator for ABC, NBC, and CNN.”

“Oh, member of Congress threatened with death along with death by a former CNN employee,” Carlson deadpanned after Corke announced the revelations.

U.S. House Rep Paul Gosar (R-AZ) today tweeted a picture of Gaetz and declared, “Breaking: CNN employee indicted for threatening to kill @mattgaetz ‘This. Is CNN,'”

The Head of Strategic Communications Matt Dornic took notice of Gosar’s tweet and responded, “This is so dishonest. He was a freelancer who hasn’t performed any work for the company in years.”

Gosar quote tweeted Dornic’s response and shot back, “Dude. Your network does this every hour to people. Look in the mirror. This is your medicine. Taste it.”

“Taste it now and get back to @mattgaetz and @laurenboebert and @mtgreenee@replouiegohmert with your apologies,” Gosar added.

The Daily Mail reported that Huelsman is an Emmy-award nominated cameraman who also worked on the likes of Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

According to a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Huelsman has been released by on a $20,000 bond, but is scheduled to appear before a magistrate judge in Pensacola on Friday.