Threatening Fax to Senator Prompted by Limbaugh Rant

The faxes appeared after Senator Leland Yee called out talk show host Rush Limbaugh for making fun of Chinese language and culture on live radio.

Yee spokesman Adam Keigwin says instead, Limbaugh compared himself to a 1960's comedian. "People used to praise him for his making fun of languages," says Keigwin. "It's disappointing that this sort of offensive, racist commentary is still out there."

Now, Senator Yee is calling on a boycott of companies that advertise on Limbaugh's radio show. So far, Limbaugh is not commenting.

The faxes Yee received at his San Francisco and Capitol offices Wednesday are laden with explicit language, and target African-Americans and Asians. One graphic shows a noose around a black man's head, and has demeaning references to the President and Senator Yee.

"It can happen, but sometimes you kinda scoff as these threats, but given the Gifford shooting I think all of us take these threats a little more seriously," Yee says.

Yee also received a similar fax last April after he demanded to know the pay Sarah Palin received for speaking at a public university.

Recently, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona contacted Yee regarding the April faxes and a possible connection to faxes found during the investigation surrounding the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms is now investigating the most recent faxes, which were sent to the Senator's San Francisco and Capitol Offices.