The Washington Post reports:
Only a few weeks after President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office, Niviane Petit Phelps recorded a video of herself. “Kamala Harris, you are going to die,” Phelps said into the camera, according to an affidavit. “Your days are numbered already.”
Phelps said someone had paid her $53,000 to kill Harris, adding: “I’m going to do the job, okay.” Over the course of a week, the 39-year-old nurse living in Miami Gardens made five more threatening videos, court documents state. She sent them to her incarcerated husband through JPay, an app inmates use to communicate with those on the outside.
Phelps pleaded guilty on Friday to six counts of making threats against the vice president — each representing one of the 30-second videos in which she said she would assassinate Harris. The mother of three now faces five years in prison.
The Hill reports:
Her attorney, Scott Saul, told the Miami Herald on Friday that Phelps had not made any plans to follow through on her threats. “[She] was just venting as she was going through a tumultuous time in her life,” he said, noting that Phelp’s threats were “limited to discussions with her incarcerated husband.”
He added that “it has been important for Ms. Phelps to demonstrate her acceptance of responsibility as she begins to atone for her aberrant actions.”
Phelps, who is Black, reportedly told investigators that her reason for making the threats was because she believed that was that Harris, who has an Indian mother and Jamaican father, was not actually Black. She also believed that Harris placed her hand over her purse instead of on the Bible during her swearing-in, which has been proven false.
The second clip below reveals that she’s a Trump cultist.
A Florida woman pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Harris. She faces five years in prison.https://t.co/hwHpo9Ctqo
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