According to a criminal complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, a Miami woman has been charged with attempting to kill Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Niviane Petit Phelps 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 February 13 through February 18, according to the complaint.
According to the lawsuit, Special Agent David Ballenger was informed of an attempt to kill Harris on March 3. Phelps sent the threats to her incarcerated spouse at Wakulla Correctional Institution through JPay, a computer application that enables non-incarcerated and incarcerated people to share media.
The videos and photos that Phelps sent to her husband were retrieved by a Secret Service special agent assigned to the case.
“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,” read the complaint. “However, in these videos, Phelps also made statements about killing Vice President Harris.”
In one of the videos, “Phelps stated: ‘Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are numbered already,” added the complaint.
In another video on February 18, Phelps stated, “I’m going to the gun range. … I swear to God, today is your day you’re gonna die. 50 days from today, mark this day down,”
According to the lawsuit, she told the investigator that she went to the gun range to practice because she lives in a dangerous neighborhood. Phelps responded that “she really doesn’t like her” when White asked her about saying in the video that she went to the gun range because of her feelings about Kamala Harris.
According to the lawsuit, Phelps was also photographed at a shooting range two days later. “Phelps applied for a concealed weapons permit on February 22, 2021.”
According to the lawsuit, the Secret Service and investigators from the Miami-Dade Police Department went to Phelps’ home on March 3 to interview her, but she declined to speak with them at the time.
“Two days later, I received a call from Phelps, who complained that her employer had put her on administrative leave,” read the complaint.
A Secret Service agent visited Phelps at her home on March 6 to meet with her.
According to the complaint, Phelps said, “She was angry at the time about Kamala Harris becoming Vice President but that she is ‘over it now.’ Phelps expressed how she believes Kamala Harris not actually ‘black’ and how during inauguration Kamala Harris 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.”
The agent ended the conversation by asking if Phelps had any plans to visit Washington, D.C. She declined. “Didn’t we say we were going?” said Phelps’ daughter, who was in the room.