Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said on Sunday that death threats — like those he received for voting for infrastructure spending — could “be a detriment getting good people to run” for Congress.
Why it matters: Upton announced his retirement on April 5 after more than 30 years in Congress.
- Upton was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Driving the news: Upton said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he received death threats for voting in favor of the infrastructure bill, which he noted was at one point a Republican bill.
- “It puts you at risk, particularly when they threaten not only you … but when they threaten your spouse or your kids or whatever, that’s what really makes it frightening,” Upton said.