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Frederica Wilson back in Washington

The congresswoman missed votes last week after threats against her.

This is from the Miami Herald's Alex Daugherty:

Frederica Wilson has returned to Capitol Hill after missing votes in Congress last week due to threats against her after she was attacked by President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Wilson was present for a Tuesday evening vote, her first since Oct. 12, and she does not have extra security in Washington, according to her office.

"Life is back to normal here in Washington, D.C.," said Wilson spokeswoman Joyce Jones.

Wilson garnered national attention after Trump attacked her on Twitter for listening to a call between the president and the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed during an Oct. 4 ambush in Niger. The Miami Gardens Democrat said Trump was disrespectful to Johnson's widow, Myeshia, by saying her husband had known what he was getting into by joining the Army, and by calling him "your guy" instead of using his name.

"The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!" Trump tweeted.

Myeshia Johnson later backed up Wilson's account of the call.
In the days after Trump's attack, racist threats began to surface against Wilson.

"Need ten good men to help carry out a lynching," a Facebook post by a Chicago area man read. "Must have own horse and saddle. Rope will be provided. This congresswomen [sic] is a disgusting pig. Someone should take their boot to her face."

Police are investigating that threat.

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