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Eugene Huelsman, a career-long camera operator, whose hatred for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) led him to reportedly leave a voicemail on the district office warning him to “watch his children” and to “watch his back,” received a six-month house arrest sentence last week for his actions.

“Tell [Gaetz] to watch his back, tell him to watch his children,” Huelsman had said in the message. “I’m coming for him … I’m gonna fu**ing kill him. … I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your fu**ing kids too.”

It has also been reported Huelsman was previously employed by several big-name networks such as NBC, CNN, and Fox — while also receiving several Emmy nominations.

Curtis Fallgatter, who is Huelsman’s defense attorney, said Huelsman “lost all of his employment” after he was arrested in 2021.


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The voicemail comments he left went even further at certain points, when Huelsman said he had plans to put a “bullet” in the head of both the congressman and his children and that Gaetz would, “die in a shallow grave.”


While his sentencing was taking place, Fallgatter cited the Congressman’s rejection to interact with the January 6th Committee as a reason, “why Gaetz is such a magnet for people to get so upset with him.”

​Fallgater later said it didn’t seem like U.S. District Court Judge T. Kent Wetherell II was very impressed with the argument.