(FiveNation.com)- A South Florida nurse who recorded videos of herself threatening to kill Kamala Harris pleaded guilty on Wednesday to six counts of making threats against the Vice President.
Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, admitted during a February plea hearing that, just days after Biden and Harris were inaugurated, she sent her imprisoned husband 30-second video clips where she made threats against Kamala’s life, claiming she accepted $53,000 to carry out a “hit” on the Vice President. In the videos, Phelps said she planned to carry out the assassination within fifty days.
In addition to recording the videos, Phelps sent a photo of herself at a gun range holding a gun and a target sheet. Two days later, Phelps applied for a conceal carry permit.
According to law enforcement officers handling the case, Phelps told them if they had not come to her house, she didn’t know what would have happened.
The videos showed Phelps speaking directly to the Vice President, telling Harris that she was going to die and her “days are numbered already.” Phelps told Harris that someone paid her $53,000 “just to f*ck you up,” adding that she was going to “do the job.”
Phelps was arrested in April after a complaint was filed against her.
Scott Saul, Phelps’ attorney, told the Miami Herald last Friday that Phelps did not make any plans to follow through on her threats. Saul claimed that Phelps “was just venting” because she “was going through a tumultuous time in her life.” He also noted that the threatening videos were “limited to discussions with her incarcerated husband.”
According to investigators, Phelps, who is black, was particularly upset that Kamala Harris, being Indian and Jamaican, was not actually a black woman. She also believed that, during the Inauguration, Kamala Harris didn’t place her hand on the Bible for her swearing in. Phelps believed that Harris instead placed her hand on her purse.
Needless to say, Phelps was fired from her nursing job.
Sentencing in the case is scheduled for November 19, and Phelps faces up to five years in prison.