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* Gregory Giusti was arrested in San Francisco for threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, confirmed that the FBI today arrested a suspect accused of making threatening phone calls to the congresswoman.Spokesman Brendan Daly said, “After an investigation into threats made against Speaker Pelosi, an arrest has been made in San Francisco.” FBI public affairs specialist Patti Hansen said Gregory Giusti, 48, was arrested in San Francisco at about 12:15 p.m. Hanson declined to say what Giusti is accused of and said his case is sealed until he makes an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Bernard Zimmerman at the Federal Building in San Francisco on Thursday. But Hansen said, “The FBI takes threats against elected officials very seriously.” Daly added, “The speaker thanks the FBI, the Capitol Hill Police, House Sergeant at Arms, and other law enforcement officials for their professionalism in this matter. She will have no further comment at this time.”Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, briefly addressed the incident before speaking at a roundtable on the recently passed health care bill in Daly City this afternoon.”All of us elected officials are accustomed to getting threats,” Speier said. “That’s part of the job.”Speier added, “We’re a country of laws. If you threaten an elected official, you will be arrested, charged and tried.”

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