Following her feud with President Trump over his conversation with a Gold Star widow, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) didn’t return to Washington for this week’s important session out of fear about threats she has been receiving. So far this week, she has reportedly missed 19 votes in the House.
“She’s home,” said Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., according to McClatchy. “I have not spoken with her about it, but I’ve heard that she’s received substantial death threats and I think she is doing everything she can to ratchet down and let some of us, including me, take over.”
An unnamed source confirmed to McClatchy that Wilson had stayed out of Washington, D.C., because of the threats.
Staff for Wilson said last week her D.C. office had received a series of threatening calls directed at the congresswoman after she disclosed the conversation.
Capitol Police, Miami Garden Police, and the threat division of the U.S. House of Representatives had been notified of the calls by Wilson’s staff, Miami CBS4 reported last week.
Just got off phone with Rep. Frederica Wilson, who overheard Trump’s call with widow. Said she wanted to curse POTUS out for making her cry.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 18, 2017
However, Wilson is tweeting about a vote that took place on the House floor.
— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) October 26, 2017