Brown-Waite Joins List of Members Receiving Death Threats

Posted March 25, 2010 at 3:02pm

Republican Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite received a death threat via voicemail Thursday at her district office in Brooksville, Fla., according to the Congresswoman’s office.

“Just wanna let you know that I have 27 people that are going to make sure this b**** does not live to see her next term. Good-bye,” the caller said, according to a release from Brown-Waite’s office.

Brown-Waite has alerted the Capitol Police and the Hernando County (Fla.) Sheriff, who are looking into the matter by subpoenaing phone records.

“No one should take these death threats lightly,” Brown-Waite said in a statement. “I will find the person who threatened to kill me and [ensure] that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Members on both sides of the aisle have reported hostility since Sunday’s vote on health care reform.

Brown-Waite voted “no” on the legislation.