Capital Police detectives are investigating at least two death threats against Rep. Maxine Waters.
The threatening messages were directed toward the congresswomen both leading up to and following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
The California representative revealed on March 2 she had received the threats, adding that she believes the increase in “menacing calls” are a result of former President Donald Trump’s “refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election and his ongoing, implicit support of domestic terrorists.”
The most recent threat came from a Mississippi man who left a Feb. 8 message saying that if he didn’t have a child he would take his “AR and spray [Speaker of the House Nancy] Pelosi, YOU, [California Rep. Eric] Swalwell, [Texas Rep.] Sheila Jackson Lee…”
“You are a disgusting piece of s–t … If I didn’t have a kid, I would wipe out all you disgusting pieces of s–t,” the man said in the message. “I got nothing to lose …” the man said.
On Dec. 15 a man left a racist message rife with profanity in which he said, “I got an AK-47, and I’ll use it if I have to.”
“You Black n—-r whore … your ass is grass,” the unidentified Kansas man said in the message. “Your time is coming n—-r b—h. … I got an AK-47 and I’ll use it if I have to.”
U.S. Capitol Police are investigating the two voicemails, along with several other threatening messages.
Although this is not the first time the congresswoman has been on the receiving end of threats, Waters’ office said the new wave of messages has followed the Capitol attack.
“The uptick in death threats against Congresswoman Waters began during former President Donald Trump’s term — including a threat made mere weeks before the Capitol attack,” according to a statement issued by her office.
Five men, each one a supporter of Trump, have been convicted for threatening Waters’ life. Several are currently serving lengthy prison sentences for threats and plots against Waters and other members of Congress.