Video footage has surfaced of a delegate to the Democratic National Convention who, in an interview with the conservative web site The Blaze, admits she would like to see presidential candidate Mitt Romney killed.
As the Blaze reports:
During the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, TheBlaze took to Time Warner Cable Arena to speak with delegates about the most pressing issues of our time. Most of those interviewed were good sports, answering questions about the trajectory of the country under Obama, the Affordable Care Act and even Socialism.
One of our conversations took an unexpected turn, however, when we asked New York delegate Julia Rodriguez about her views on the direction of the country. Rodriguez promptly shouted that she would, in fact, like to “kill” Mitt Romney.
“Romney will destroy this country completely” she repeated angrily. Then, Rodriguez grabbed the microphone and emotionally screamed “If I see him” referring to Romney “I would like to kill him!”
UPDATE: The Secret Service is reportedly looking into the threat from the DNC delegate, according to the Daily Caller.
A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that the agency is aware of video showing a delegate at the Democratic National Convention expressing a desire to “kill” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
“We are aware of it,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told TheDC on Thursday.
He said the department is “taking the appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman.
This threat of violence follows comments from celebrities that have drawn significant negative media attention.
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Samuel L. Jackson got razzed on Twitter by conservatives upset with his comments about the Republican convention. Hurricane Isaac was heading towards the Gulf Coast and narrowly missed Tampa Florida, site of the GOP event. He tweeted it was “unfair” that Tropical Storm Isaac had spared the GOP convention and is heading for New Orleans instead. Later he apologized.
Jackson’s comments come on the same day Ellen Barkin created a stir when she sent out a re-tweet of a message someone sent saying they hoped Hurricane Isaac would hit the Republican convention and “was every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean.”
And American Pie star Jason Biggs came under fire for tweeting sexual attacks on Ann Romney and Janna Ryan.