A Florida nurse has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Kamala Harris, claiming she was going to carry out the sick plot because the vice president wasn’t “actually black,” authorities said.
Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, of Miami-Dade County, pleaded guilty Friday, admitting she sent her imprisoned husband six 30-second video clips of herself in February, claiming she accepted $53,000 for the “hit” to be completed within 50 days, court documents show.
“Kamala Harris, you are going to die,” Phelps said in one clip, according to a complaint obtained by USA Today. “Your days are numbered already.”
Phelps, who is black, told investigators she made the threats because Harris, 56, who was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, wasn’t “actually black” and her belief that the vice president placed her hand on her purse rather than a Bible on Inauguration Day, according to the complaint.
In another video, Phelps said in February she was “going