Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, of Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States is not a big fan of 46th U.S. president Joe Biden, 78, and 49th U.S. vice president Kamala Harris, 56. Phelps was recently arrested and charged with making threats against the vice president.
Using the JPay app, Phelps sent five videos to her husband Joseph J. Phelps, 44, a prisoner at the Wakulla Correctional Institution in Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida. In the videos, she expressed her anger towards Biden and Harris.
“Kamala Harris, you are going to die,” Niviane said in a video she recorded in her Miami Gardens home on February 13, 2021. “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?”
One person who was not proud of what Niviane did was his mother Herodia Petit, who is asking Biden and Harris to forgive her daughter. According to the mother, the family votes Democrat.
“My daughter didn’t mean it,” Herodia told Local 10 News. “I don’t know where this thing is coming from. I vote for Joe Biden.”
Accused of fatally shooting Miami grocery store owner Louinas Lucas in 1996, Niviane’s husband was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted robbery with a firearm. She thought that Donald Trump would have been able to get her husband out of jail had the 45th U.S. president won the 2020 U.S. presidential election instead of Biden, according to Herodia.
Niviane has three children. On February 20, 2021, she took a photo of herself holding a pistol next to a target containing bullet holes and another photo of her son holding a pistol and a target and sent the photos to her husband in jail.
Employed by Jackson Health System since 2001, Niviane is a licensed practical nurse at the Ambulatory Care Center West at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The hospital suspended her without pay after her recent arrest.
On April 15, 2021, a federal magistrate judge detained Niviane at the Federal Detention Center in Miami. She is represented by defense attorney Scott Saul, who told Miami Herald, “Based upon my limited knowledge, I do not think my client was a genuine threat to the vice president.”
Meanwhile, Harris welcomed Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga, 72, before his summit with Biden on April 16, 2021. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA, she is the first black U.S. vice president but because her father is Jamaican-American and her mother is Indian-American, some Americans, including Niviane, do not consider her black.