Abigail Jo Shry was taken into custody by Department of Homeland Security officials for supposedly making a call to the chambers of U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is African American, to make racist threats.
In an Aug. 5 detailed by a Department of Homeland Security affidavit, Shry threatened Chutkan, who is Black, and called her a “slave” while also using a racial slur.
“You are in our sights, we want to kill you,” she said.
She also “threatened to kill anyone who went after” Trump, including Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, all Democrats in Washington, D.C., and all people in the LGBTQ community.
“If Trump doesn’t get elected in 2024, we are coming to kill you, so tread lightly,” she said.
When confronted by federal agents on Aug. 8 at her home, according to the affidavit, Shry allegedly confessed to making the calls but said she had no plans of traveling to Washington, D.C. The court document also alleged that she added if Lee traveled to Alvin, Texas, “then we need to worry.”