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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.