Miami, Florida – Thirty-nine-year-old Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami-Dade County, pled guilty on Friday in federal district court to a six count indictment charging her with making threats to kill Vice President Kamala Harris.
During the change of plea hearing, Phelps admitted that in February, she sent her husband, who was in prison, 30-second video clips of herself threatening to kill the Vice President. The videos show Phelps making the threats, screaming curse words, saying that she had accepted $53,000, to carry out the “hit” against Vice President Harris, and explaining that she would carry out the assassination within 50 days.
Some of the video clips she recorded herself; others she had her children record. After sending these videos, Phelps sent a photograph of herself holding a firearm with a target sheet at a gun range. Two days later, Phelps applied for a concealed weapon permit. Phelps also admitted to telling law enforcement officers who handled this case, that if they had not come to her house, she “doesn’t know” what would have happened.
“Kamala Harris, you are going to die. Your days are numbered already. Someone paid me $53,000 just to f— you up and I’m gonna take the, I’m gonna do the job, okay.”
“Photographs show Phelps at a shooting range dated Feb. 20, 2021. On Feb. 22, 2021 she applied for a concealed weapons permit, according to a United States Secret Service agent,” Local 10 News reported.
Phelps is scheduled for sentencing on November 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. before United States District Judge Jose E. Martinez, where she faces a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison.
“I’m going to the gun range, just for your a–, until you f—— leave the chair.”
Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Brian Swain, Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service, Miami Field Office made the announcement.
USSS Miami investigated the case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Abbie Waxman and Michael Gilfarb.
“And f—– Kamala Harris, I swear to God, today is your day you’re gonna die. 50 days from today, mark this day down , stupid b—-, Kamala f—–’ Harris vice president. You gonna f—–’ die 50 days from today. I swear to f—–’ God! Your day is . . .(cut off).”