The law, itself, is absurd, and if all Gerhart did was to threaten what a senator did/voted, then he should be applauded, not arrested.
However, here is what is claimed by “A1776Patriot” in the comment section:
Here’s what his letter said…
Misspelling one word, Gerhart wrote: “Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you regret not doing it. I will make you the laughing stock of the Senate if I don’t hear that this bill will be heard and passed. We will dig into your past, yoru family, your associates and once we start on you there will be no end to it. This is a promise.”
Gerhart admitted at a news conference at the Capitol last week that he sent the email.
“Political pain and embarrassment will be necessary if the citizens expect to regain control of this Senate down here from the state chamber of commerce and special interests,” he said. “The time for ‘nice’ behavior is over with.”
I don’t know if Tiffany Gabbay was aware of that little tidbit when she wrote the story, but if a commentor did, it seems to me that a reporter should; especially one at The Blaze.