Skip to comments.Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud (Frederica Wilson)
Posted on 10/21/2017 12:36:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week.
Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday.
The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies to look into the threats.
A spokesperson for Wilson told CBS Miami that threats have intensified since the congresswoman accused Trump of being insensitive during his call to the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month.
The congresswomans staff immediately alerted authorities to a racially-charged threat made on a Facebook account of a person named Tom Keevers, according to the CBS affiliate.
The account wrote about assembling "ten good men to help carry out a lynching," adding that they "must have own horse and saddle" but "rope will be provided.
Wilson and the White House have been locked in a war of words this week over Trump's handling of the call to the fallen soldier's family.
Trump had fired back at Wilson, calling her wacky in a Thursday tweet and accusing her of lying about remarks he made on the phone call after secretly listening in to their exchange.
The feud comes after Trump defended his delay in contacting the families of the four U.S. Green Berets who were killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.
The report of the flurry of hostile messages to Wilson's office comes one day before mourners gathered at a Florida church for Johnson's funeral service.
Wilson's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Hill on whether she attended Johnson's funeral.
“Get a life, b*tch” IS NOT a “death threat”.
Why the hats?
Scum...pure ignorant scum.
[The account wrote about assembling “ten good men to help carry out a lynching,” adding that they “must have own horse and saddle” but “rope will be provided. ]
Yes, of course this was a “legitimate” post. Hit all the buzz words.
JUST what this A$$HAT deserves!!!
How DARE you talk about Our Generals and Our President in that manner!!! You should be run out of America on a rail!!!
Was it originally in Russian?
Where’s her shtick horse?
Wonder what body shop sprays on her makeup.
Take her report of threats of violence or any other messages, divide by at least 10, and you’ll be somewhere near the truth. Of course, if the local courts, LE, police, etc., are Rats, we never will get the truth. When is she up for reelection? She needs primaried something awful.
I like it when people wear indicators, warnings that they are insane. Its a good thing, I especially like thse big nose rings and spiked hair
She's from an 81% black district, with Hispanics (white) the remainder. She could be two weeks dead and still win...
We can only hope that she is gerrymandered out in 2020.
In fact; that looks like a FINE project for Steve Bannon. Find a good candidate; even a democrat with a functioning brain cell, and put “Hat” Wilson out to pasture.
she does not wear a tacky cowboy hat just because, she is wearing a crown because she is envisioning herself as the queen of her impoverished district.
her success is dependent on her constituent’s failures.
it is a crown.
Don’t need to rig the election when the district is rigged by gerrymandering.
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