Threats Keep Wilson in Florida

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) was not in DC this week due to ongoing threats against her after she criticized Donald Trump’s handling of a conversation with the family of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed during an October 4th ambush in Niger. Congressional vote tallies show that Wilson last voted on October 12th, before the House adjourned for a week-long break. She’s missed 19 votes between Monday and Wednesday of this week. The Miami Herald reports that a source said nothing else would keep her from voting. Wilson is known for using Wednesdays as a weekly reminder about the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. This week, her colleagues gathered on the steps of the Capitol in her absence and kept the tradition going. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross