A nurse in Miami faces federal charges for allegedly making threats to kill Vice President Kamala Harris.
Federal prosecutors charged Niviana Phelps with making threats against the Vice President, according to court documents. The criminal charges were filed in a Florida court earlier this month.
In March, investigators provided the U.S. Secret Service with videos and photos that Phelps sent to her husband in prison, according to court records. The videos were sent through a service that lets people communicate with those incarcerated.
In the videos, Phelps complains and speaks angrily about President Joe Biden and Harris.
In one video, Phelps said, “Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are numbered already. Someone paid me $53,000 to f*** you up and I’m gonna take the, I’m gonna do the job, OK.” In another video she said she was going to kill Harris.
There was also a video of Phelps at a gun range and one film where she stated she would kill Harris in 50 days, according to court records.
Investigators went to speak to Phelps at her home and when she answered the door, they asked if she had a weapon. Phelps told them, “No, but I’m going to get a gun,” according to court records. She then refused to speak to the police.
Days later, Phelps called Secret Service to say her employer put her on administrative leave. Media in Florida stated Phelps worked at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Investigators again spoke to Phelps, who said she knew the video would be seen by others but did not care. She added she was angry at Harris but was “over it now,” according to court records.
When agents asked if she had plans to go to Washington D.C., Phelps said she did not. But, her daughter then added, “didn’t we say we were going?”
Phelps now faces up to five years in prison if convicted.