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.
BREAKING: Eugene “Gene” Huelsman, a longtime camera operator for CNN, ABC, NBC, and others, has been ARRESTED for threatening to kill Matt Gaetz and his family.
Another man who recently threatened Rep. Gaetz is still free after the DOJ blocked USCP's recommendation for arrest. pic.twitter.com/JbIe3LJAY5
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 27, 2021
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.