Florida Nurse Charged for Death Threats Against VP Kamala Harris
US Vice President Kamala Harris. (Oliver Contreras/Abaca/Sipa via AP)
By Newsmax Staff | Saturday, 17 April 2021 06:27 PM
Southen Florida nurse Niviane Petit Phelps was arrested this week on federal charges after allegedly making videos threatening Vice President Kamala Harris.
"Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are numbered already. Someone paid me $53,000 just to f— you up and I'm gonna take the, I'm gonna do the job, okay," Phelps said in a video she sent to her husband in prison, according to NBC Miami.
"Niviane Petit Phelps," who worked at Jackson Health System since 2001, "knowingly and willfully made threats to kill and inflict bodily harm upon the Vice President of the United States in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 871," from Feb. 13 to Feb. 18 the complaint stated, according to CNN.
On March 3, Special Agent David Ballenger was notified about Phelps's threat toward Harris. The videos were sent to Phelps's spouse, who is incarcerated, via Jpay. Jpay is a computer application that allows inmates and civilians to interact virtually.
Complaints about the video read, "The videos (that are of relevance to this investigation) generally depict Phelps complaining and speaking angrily to the camera about her hatred for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, among others…However, in these videos, Phelps also made statements about killing Vice President Harris."
On March 6, a secret service agent went to speak with Phelps at her home.
In a complaint, officers said Phelps was angry when Kamala Harris became vice president "but that she is 'over it now."
Phelps also expressed how she believes Kamala Harris is not actually 'black' and how during inauguration the vice president disrespectfully put her hand on her clutch purse instead of the bible. Phelps continued saying that somebody told her that America is going to choose who they choose, so Phelps had put her rage about the Vice President aside. Phelps stated that she is now "past it."
Phelps is currently being held at the Federal Detention Center in Miami.
Heroeia Petit, Phelps's mother, told reporters her daughter was under a lot of stress.
"Don't punish her … 'cause she listened to what people tell her… She's desperate. She don't got nothing to do. Her husband's been in jail 10 years, two children. The house, she lost everything."