By Peter D'Oench

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A man accused of threatening to kill a Florida lawmaker in an online posting ranted about Republicans during a courtroom hearing to evaluate his mental health.

Steve St. Felix said he was sorry about his Facebook post and did not mean to harm Florida Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, but was fed up with the Republican party.

Steve St. Felix is accused of threatening a state lawmaker on Facebook. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections.)

Days earlier, the 34-year-old St. Felix allegedly posted a message on Facebook to Diaz saying, “I’ll kill your [expletive] and you better not show up to the next REC meeting.”

In court for a mental health evaluation on Thursday, St. Felix waved and smiled for the camera before unleashing an outburst.

“Marco Rubio! Nelson Diaz! Manny Diaz! Manny Diaz Junior! Carlos Gimenez! (Julio) Robaina,” he rattled off before being escorted out of the courtroom.

He even threatened a cameraman.

“Torturing my son, man! Get him outta here,” he continued in a stream of emotion. “Alright cameraman, alright! Marco Rubio, West Miami, right? That’s right, baby!”

The tirade followed into the hallway with St. Felix shouting about his “two sons” and “Marco Rubio.”

“It was shocking to see what happened. I think anybody that watched it saw a gentleman that clearly needs medication,” said State Rep. Diaz about the tirade. “I pray for the gentleman. I hope he gets the appropriate mental health care that he needs right now.”

Police put Diaz and his family on 24-hour guard after the Facebook post.

The state representative was particularly concerned about their safety following the attack earlier this month in Washington, D.C. that critically wounded Republican Congressman Steve Scalise and four others during baseball practice.

“Explicitly threatened me more than once, saying that they wanted to kill me. Obviously I am a family man. I have two younger kids and a wife. It was a spooky thing to see,” said Diaz. “Because he has a history of mental illness and a criminal record, so there was a perfect recipe for us to be concerned.”

Diaz is running for the Senate. A primary’s scheduled for July 25.

St. Felix told police he was not on his medication when he made the post but was currently taking his meds. He’s being held on $500,000 bond and was told to have no contact with Diaz.

Peter D'Oench

Comments (57)
  1. We are so tired of all these “he said”, “such and such said”, leaks here and there, The Russians did this and that, etc. STOP IT STOP IT.

    We elected Trump to do the important things like create JOBS, fix and update all the infrastructure, give us a good healthcare, improve relations with the Russians, Get rid of terrorists Islamic killers, build a wall (IF Obama can have a wall around his property then we demand a WALL with Mexico), etc.

    I am a democrat but I will never vote for a democrat again NEVER …. UNDERSTAND? NEVER NEVER. What a bunch of incompetents, We do not want to see KILLARY face. She lost the election she needs to accept it and go away !!!!

    What we are seeing is a Democratic Party taken over by killers this is a dangerous situation plus a complete corrupt party.

  2. Rudy Gold says:

    Who was responsible for the nuthouses all being closed? Was it Democrats? Or all those PhD’s that said the “crazies” needed to be “mainstreamed” back into society?

    1. riosam77 says:

      Surely was Democrats. Jimmy Carter to be exact..

      1. Lewis Goudy says:

        Deinstitutionalizaton began in the fifties and proceeded under administrations of both parties.

    2. Ray Williams says:

      It WAS Democrats who argued foor the rights of the mentally ill to be out in public. The same people who argue for homeless rights, until they show up at their door.

  3. tngilmer says:

    Just your average black Democrat voter. How else do you explain Maxine Waters?

  4. Liberals… the true face of hate, intolerance, and violence.

  5. This obese slob is going to lose a lot of weight in prison. He won’t like it.

    1. Any weight he loses will be made up by what he gains in his back door. If they can find it, of course.

  6. I’m satisfied that this man is an individual mad person, but everywhere you look this seems to be the face of the Democrat party. I’ll keep saying it as long as I have to: “The danger posed to America by the Democrat party and their media cannot be overstated.”

  7. Jerry Walton says:

    Just another typical Democrat voter suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  8. And to think that taxpayers pay for the existence of people like this. It’s like Obama started up Reconstruction all over again, but in the entire country, not just the Confederacy.

  9. Par for the course when it comes to Democrat/Progressives.

    And this will not receive 10 seconds on network news.

  10. David Barber says:

    Say what you want about Trump’s manic Tweeting, but Republicans never armed up and shot at Democrats. Democrats you really should get control of yourselves.

  11. Liberals are so violent. To bad we can’t just lock them all up.

  12. But the Liberal MSM who hates Trump with a vengeance, and constantly puts out vicious anti-Trump/ anti-Republican Propaganda is worried for their own personal safety because Trump responds in kind.

    Liberal Hypocrites!

  13. cg62262 says:

    If Hussein Obama had a son….

  14. We have demented left wing Media Propagandists on all our TV stations inciting riot and murder against Republicans, Conservatives and freedom loving Americans and all we hear is how President Trump is creating violence.

  15. Imprisoned with St. Felix, an alt-reality cartoon character, cons ought never say about him: he’s starved for attention, feeding his ego, hungry for the truth, consumed with spite, swallowing his pride, fit to burst nor any other descriptive metaphor for fear he’ll eat their lunch and sit on them.

  16. Eagle in NYC says:

    This mental defect is being triggered by the lying media, just like James T. Hodgkinson (Rep. Scalise), Floyd Lee Corkins II (Family Research Council), and Jared Lee Loughner (Rep. Giffords) shootings. Alt-Left whackos shooting those the drive-by media slandered as “evil”.

  17. Lenient judges are as big a threat to society as ISIS. Some bleeding-heart judge will cut this guy loose and the guy will hurt people.

  18. Offer than man a Clinton internship. He b ready.

  19. His toothpaste is certainly effective.

    1. Jan Conroy says:

      The fluoride ate out his brain…

  20. Brian Smyth says:

    Just your average everyday crazy liberal created by the Obama and Hillary regime.

  21. deguello13 says:

    Lots of nuts out there, folks. The human condition is not good.

  22. A mental health evaluation is unnecessary. This is the usual dull-witted thinking mode of Liberals and Progressives. They are always sending out messages and threats to exterminate Republicans and Conservatives. (on a daily basis) Those who are missing a brick or two tend to listen to and watch play-actors and celebrities urging killings, stabbing, behadings et al of the President and Congress-people and take their cue from them. Steve St. Felix is practicing Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  23. Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

  24. Bill Smith says:

    Obviously a Deplorable red-neck Trump supporter.

  25. something isn’t right here. My father in law transports prisoners as a constable… that guy should be in shackles, something doesn’t sit well with me seeing him have this outburst yet two females MUCH smaller than him are able to direct him without getting resistance and they let him out in the public access hallways? I have two deductions: it’s either staged or their practices are not up to par and they are lucky.

    I’m not special, I just happen to know someone who does this for a living. I’ve heard him complain that when Sandusky is being transported he isn’t in shackles.

  26. Tom Ronson says:

    One thing not in the article. That dumbas* black idiot had that stupid smile wiped off of his ugly face.
    He needs to undergo the .85 cents mental rehab program. A bullet in the back of the head like the Chinese use for reeducation.

  27. Another victim of TRD, Trump Derangement Syndrome. Once you get it, it is incurable.

  28. Carter Gwynn says:

    Progressive terrorism is growing and cheered on by left wing media. Chris Matthews just suggested that Jared Kusher be murdered.

  29. Poster child for “New Democrats”

  30. Ron Reynolds says:

    It appears every post (that I read) still believes there is a Democratic party somewhere. Catch up with reality folks, there are no more Dem’s of yesteryear. In the name of reality, they are more precisely Dino’s who actually lean more heavily towards Socialism/Communism. All of their rhetoric propagated and perpetuated by MSM is exposing and bringing out the loons in public.

  31. how can this man be truly nutty when he knows all these names and he knows about meetings and stuff….

  32. Libs are terrorists; they lie, cheat, steal, riot, intimidate, incite violence and commit violence against others, merely for having a different viewpoint from theirs. Can anyone tell me how Libs are NOT terrorists?

  33. Just your everday run of the Mill violent angry DEMOCRAT

  34. How many food stamps did the Feds make me buy for that clown to make him that big?

  35. Obama’s “resistance” has *legitimized* these loons, given them a platform, and encouraged them. The face of the resistance is St. Felix.

  36. greatgosh says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  37. Dan Roth says:

    I have been notified by the Democrat Party that this guy will be named Secretary of Health and Human Services when the Democrats take the White House.

  38. Tomas Cruz says:

    Let’s play the lefts game. What did he watch? (MSNBC/CNN) What party affiliation? (democrat) What hate groups did he belong? (BLM/NBPP/DNC) 🙂