Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud

Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud
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Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonCongressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Rep. Frederica Wilson shares her famous hat collection with Netflix Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84 MORE's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week.

Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a Miami CBS affiliate reported Friday.

The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies to investigate.


A spokesperson for Wilson told CBS Miami that threats have intensified since the congresswoman accused Trump of being insensitive during his call to the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger earlier this month.

The congresswoman’s staff immediately alerted authorities to a racially-charged threat made on a Facebook account of a person named “Tom Keevers,” according to the CBS affiliate.

The account wrote about assembling "ten good men to help carry out a lynching," adding that they "must have own horse and saddle" but "rope will be provided.” 

Wilson and the White House have been locked in a feud this week over Trump's handling of the call to the fallen soldier's family.

Trump had fired back at Wilson, calling her “wacky” in a Thursday tweet and accusing her of lying about remarks he made on the phone call after “secretly” listening in to their exchange.

The clash comes after Trump defended his delay in contacting the families of the four U.S. Green Berets who were killed in an ambush in Niger earlier this month.

Wilson's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Hill on whether she attended Johnson's funeral, which was held Saturday.