A woman from Florida is reportedly facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in court to threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris.
"Kamala Harris you are going to die. Your days are numbered already. Someone paid me $53,000 just to f—k you up and I'm gonna take the, I'm gonna do the job, okay," Phelps said, according to the criminal complaint at the time.
The outlet also reported that Phelps was initially arrested in April after the criminal complaint was filed against her. On Friday, she officially pleaded guilty to six counts of making threats against VP Harris.
Phelps’s lawyer, Scott Saul, said in a statement that his client did not have any plans to follow through on the threats to the vice president’s life. He also said that the threats only occurred during conversations with her imprisoned husband.
"She was just venting as she was going through a tumultuous time in her life,” Saul said. “It has been important for Ms. Phelps to demonstrate her acceptance of responsibility as she begins to atone for her aberrant actions.”
Phelps reportedly told investigators that the reason she made the threats against the vice president’s life was because she believed Harris was not actually Black – although Kamala has a Jamaican father and an Indian mother. Phelps also believed that Harris placed her hand over her purse instead of on the Bible when she was sworn into office back in January.
According to court documents, Phelps applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon on her person, although it is not known if that permit was granted.
Since Phelps’s arrest in April, she has reportedly been fired from her job as a nurse within the Jackson Health System. She is currently scheduled to be sentenced on November 19.