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Under Threat: Wilson Hunkers Down

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Under Threat: Wilson Hunkers Down

Congressional Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson has not been seen in Washington all week.

A source close to Wilson has reported that Wilson did not go to DC this week because she has received numerous threats against her life.

Wilson thrust herself into the limelight after criticizing the President while she listened in on the phone to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.

Congressional vote tallies show that Wilson last voted on 10/12 and has yet to vote.

Some of the threats have been so serious that the FBI recently opened an investigation, the Chicago Tribune is reporting:

FBI agents are talking to Des Plaines police about a Facebook post in which a Des Plaines man allegedly threatened to lynch U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson.
Special Agent Garrett Croon said Tuesday that FBI agents “are aware of a social media posting generated in Des Plaines, IL and are in contact with local authorities” — potentially raising the stakes for 54-year-old Tom Keevers, who denies posting the racist message on Facebook last week.

Keevers on Monday told Chicago Inc. that he was set up by a stranger who created a phony Facebook post attributed to him and then shared it on Twitter, where it quickly went viral.

Des Plaines police said Monday that they were investigating the post, which reads “Need ten good men to help carry out a lynching. Must have own horse and saddle. Rope will be provided.”
Tuesday’s FBI statement pointedly says the post was “generated in Des Plaines,” a line that Croon stood by when told that Keevers denies authoring the post.
Keevers did not respond to calls seeking comment.

Regardless of how you feel about Rep. Wilson threats and violence is never the answer, just vote her out.

Threatening a member of Congress is a federal crime that can carry a sentence of up to five years in prison.

Source: Chicago Tribune | Miami Herald

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