The Secret Service visited a Florida woman who sent videos to her incarcerated husband indicating she was going to assassinate Vice President Kamala Harris.
Niviane Petit Phelps of Miami Gardens allegedly said in one video:
"If I see you in the street, I'm gonna kill your a** Kamala Harris."
"I'm going to the gun range, just for your a**," she said in another video.
Photographs intercepted by prison authorities also showed a smiling Phelps posing with a pistol at a shooting range and standing next to a target riddled with bullet holes.
According to a court complaint, Phelps told the Secret Service in an interview she was upset because she wasn't convinced Harris was "actually Black."
She also falsely claimed VP Harris "disrespectfully put her hand on her clutch purse instead of the Bible" during the inauguration.
Florida Woman Threatened to Assassinate Kamala Harris in Violent Videos: Feds https://t.co/MzKuSFerJA https://t.co/Cj68kRxsrU— Florida Man (@Florida Man) 1618308607.0
The court complaint noted Phelps said in another video, dated February 18, 2021:
"50 days from today, mark this day down, stupid bitch, Kamala f'kin' Harris Vice President. You gonna f'kin' die 50 days from today, I swear to f'kin' God."
The Secret Service visited her home less than two weeks after she applied for a concealed carry permit dated February 22, but she refused to speak with them.
Two days later, Phelps contact them and agreed to an interview.
The Special Agent said Phelps claimed she was "past it" and had no intention of going to D.C. to carry out her assassination plot.
Her statement was not good enough for Twitter.
@RawStory @EdRiver76005279 tHIS KIND OF PERSON SHOULD BE IN JAIL AND SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO OWN ANYYYYYYYYYYYY… https://t.co/oA3Vsr1gT4— valerie (@valerie) 1618332366.0
@RawStory These people live among us...scary.— Lancelot 🏴☠️ 🇪🇺 🌍 (@Lancelot 🏴☠️ 🇪🇺 🌍) 1618313897.0
When Phelps's daughter interjected, "Didn't you say we were going," she immediately responded, "No, we're not going."
@RawStory Her daughter narced her! LOL "Oh I was just kidding, I really had no plans to go to DC!" "But mom, you… https://t.co/drqQN0bsr6— Sopwith Camel (@Sopwith Camel) 1618314360.0
"Phelps stated that she was 'past it,' and that she had no intention of going to D.C. to carry out the plan [...].… https://t.co/8Vt0ViUMsd— CUPCAKE Biden-Harris will MAGA 👍👍👏👏🥳🥳🥳🥳 (@CUPCAKE Biden-Harris will MAGA 👍👍👏👏🥳🥳🥳🥳) 1618328643.0
A few people claimed online Kamala Harris' oath was invalidated because she placed her hand on a purse or a glove instead of the Bible while being sworn in on January 20.
It is a false claim.
Social media comments included, "Let me swear on my handbag instead of the Bible!" and "She couldn't even bring herself to touch that Bible. Her hands not on it. Look closely."
However, other angles from the ceremony showed her hand was clearly resting on one of the two bibles she used when being sworn in as Vice President.
It is speculated the confusion may have stemmed from people mistaking the zipper from one of the bibles enclosed in a black leather case as part of a purse.