Republican Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite received a death threat via voicemail Thursday at her district office in Brooksville, Fla., according to the Congresswomans 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-Waites 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 Sundays vote on health care reform.Brown-Waite voted no on the legislation.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.