This woman claims she got carried away because she was drunk and watching the Rachel Maddow show. That’s really no excuse for threatening a member of the Trump administration on the internet.
The Daily Caller has the story:
Woman Blames Rachel Maddow And Booze For Decision To Threaten Scott Pruitt
Federal agents opened an investigation into a woman who claimed the ramblings of a liberal talk show host and a belly full of beer prompted her to threaten EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on social media.
An Arkansas resident wrote “a threatening post” on Twitter last April against Pruitt, according to a report Friday from E&E News. EPA and FBI agents in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas began a probe shortly after the comments went public.
“[Redacted] stated [redacted] was drinking while watching the Rachel Maddow show and posted the tweets as a flippant comment, not realizing at the time that they could be considered a threat,” said the report, which was based on an interview with the person who wrote the tweet.
The Twitter threats were posted April 8, 2017. An EPA IG special agent in Washington spotted them online shortly thereafter. Another agent in Dallas began coordinating an investigation with an FBI agent in Little Rock, Ark., the bureau’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Tulsa, and the Oklahoma city’s police department. The person behind the tweets was interviewed April 12.
Liberals feel justified doing stuff like this because they believe Trump is evil and the liberal media reaffirms their views all day every day.