Frederica Wilson not in Washington due to threats: report

Frederica Wilson not in Washington due to threats: report

Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonTen notable Democrats who do not favor impeachment Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress Democratic rep reconsiders wearing trademark hats because of 'racists who taunt me' MORE (D-Fla.) reportedly did not return to Washington this week due to threats she's received since her comments about President Trump's call to the widow of a fallen soldier.

“She’s home,” Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told the Miami Herald.

“I have not spoken with her about it, but I’ve heard that she’s received substantial death threats and I think she is doing everything she can to ratchet down and let some of us, including me, take over.”

The last time Wilson voted was on Oct. 12.

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A source told the newspaper that "nothing else would keep her from voting," adding that there are investigations into the threats she has faced.

Wilson last week said she overheard Trump's conversation with the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier. She claimed Trump told the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson that her husband knew what he signed up for.

Trump disputed Wilson's account of the call and continued to defend his behavior when speaking with Johnson's widow.

Earlier this week, Myeshia Johnson said the president did not remember her husband's name during the call. 

On Wednesday, Trump claimed he has "one of the greatest memories of all time."

"I was extremely nice to her. I've never seen her, I've never met her, but she sounds like a lovely lady. I was extremely courteous, as I was to everyone else," Trump said, referring to the Gold Star widow.