Our elected officials are doing terrible things to the nation and many Americans are unhappy. However, adding just a dash of mental illness to the equation has frightening consequences.
A California man was arrested for threatening to assassinate top leaders including President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama, the Daily Caller reported. Kuachua Brillion Xiong of Sacramento was found in Iowa last week with a weapon, ammunition, and a kill list on his way to the nation’s capital.
The 25-year-old was pulled over Dec. 21 while driving through Cass County, Iowa. He was initially stopped for aggressive driving and speeding but a search of the vehicle turned up body armor, medical kits, a rifle, full magazines, and ammunition.
That’s when the man told investigators he had set out for Washington, D.C. with the intention of taking out “evil individuals” including the president. Xiong claimed he was outraged by “the sex abuse of children some of which has occurred by President Biden,” and thought it was solely his mission to “free the United States of evil” through murdering “those in position of power.”
Other high-profile individuals on his list were Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder, and White House chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci. Xiong told investigators he knew he would never see home again “because he plans on dying while fighting evil demons in the White House,” according to police documents.
The young man had recently been fired from his job at a grocery store. He had the address for the White House programmed into his GPS and said he planned on going down fighting and would never return to his home, according to the New York Post.
Xiong thought he could gain access to the White House using a grappling hook to scale the fences there. For his troubles, he was charged with making criminal threats against the life of a former president and was set to appear before a judge Thursday.
The young man is clearly a disturbed individual, but there’s no doubt that the pandemic and political climate have contributed to such mental breakdowns. Though Xiong’s targets were people on the left, mental health crises know no political party or affiliation.