Kentucky woman became the target of a serious social media backlash from the public and termination by her own employers after suggesting on Twitter it would be “kind for someone to assassinate Donald Trump.” It is illegal* in the United States to threaten to kill or injure any sitting president and his family.
*Threatening the President of the United States is a serious crime and a class E felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States.“
WND (h/t Liz) Heather Lowrey, who described herself as a Louisville vixen and aspiring wrestling diva on her Twitter profile before going into electronic hiding, tweeted the message Jan.17:
Her comment ignited a firestorm on social media, with comments such as this from Leslie Maiko: “It seems this rotted soul #LiberalLunatic wench #HeatherChristineLowrey aka #VSAddict22 has gone in2 hiding & shut down her Twitter. Good.”
Her employers soon after fired Lowrey and issued public statements distancing themselves from her threatening tweet.
One of them is Va Va Vixens burlesque group, which released the following statement: “Please, know that we, at Va Va Vixens, do not condone the behavior of Heather Lowrey. She was dismissed the moment we were informed of this incident. We have a zero tolerance policy for such. We do not condone hate by any party and will not partake in it. We in no way support negative behavior or malicious intent from anyone.”
The U.S. Secret Service reportedly interviewed Lowrey in the wake of her tweet, and is continuing to investigate the matter.