Threatening note left at US senator's office amid healthcare debate

July 17, 2017 23:13
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July 17 - A threatening note was left over the weekend at the Las Vegas office of a Republican US senator from Nevada who may cast a decisive vote over a healthcare bill aimed at dismantling Obamacare, police said on Monday.

Officers who responded to a burglary alarm at the building housing Senator Dean Heller's office found the note near the office door on Sunday morning, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

The content of the note was not released and police are investigating. The alarm was triggered by motion sensors and there was no forced entry to the building or Heller's office, spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield said by phone.

Heller, who is up for re-election next year, is under pressure over his potential vote on the revised bill before the Senate that would roll back the 2010 Affordable Care Act, former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, popularly known as Obamacare.

Heller is among a dozen Republican senators who have expressed reservations or remained noncommittal about the revised bill.

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