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Woman faces five years in prison after repeatedly threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris

A US woman faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill US Vice President Kamala Harris.

According to the Washington Post, the story began a few weeks after President Joe Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn in, as the woman, Nivean Petit Phillips, recorded a video of herself in which she appeared saying: “Kamala Harris will die, your days are numbered.” That someone paid her $53,000 to kill Harris, and she'd do the job.

Within a week, Phillips, a 39-year-old nurse who lives in Miami, Florida, recorded five more threatening videos, court documents show, and sent them to her imprisoned husband through the JPay app that prisoners use to communicate abroad.

Last week, Phillips pleaded guilty to six counts of making threats against the vice president, each representing a 30-second video clip in which she said she would assassinate Kamala Harris. Phillips, a mother of three, now faces five years in prison. A verdict will be issued against her on November 19.

Her attorney, Scott Schull, told the Miami Ferald that Phillips would not have followed through on her threats to assassinate the vice president. He added that she was breathing for herself because she was going through a difficult period in her life, adding that the threats were limited to discussions with her imprisoned husband. But he continued, saying that it was important for Phelps to prove that she accepted the responsibility when she began to think about her actions that had caused her to be fired from the job she had worked for for 20 years.