Black lawmaker receives racist threats after denouncing Rudy Giuliani’s voter fraud claims
Rep. Cynthia Johnson shared audio recordings and screenshots of the threatening messages she’s received from Trump supporters.
A Black woman politician is the victim of racist threats after she denounced Rudy Giuliani’s recent allegations of voter fraud, FOX 2 reported. Democrat Rep. Cynthia Johnson of Michigan said she’s being harrassed by Donald Trump supporters who are angered by her comments from a recent hearing.
On Dec. 2, during a hearing with Michigan’s House Oversight Committee, Johnson listened to testimonies from residents who allegedly witnessed deception in the 2020 election. Giuliani was also to present evidence of voter fraud, but he only discussed his thoughts on how Trump lost the state. The lawmaker — who serves as the committee’s vice chair — called him out for spreading misinformation and asked Republican Chairman Matt Hall why they were giving him a platform to lie.
“You’re allowing people to come in here and lie,” Johnson told Hall during the meeting. “And I know they’re lying.
After her remarks, the politician took to Facebook to share audio recordings and screenshots of messages in posts that were also bombarded with menacing comments.
“You should be swinging from a fucking rope, you Democrat,” one voicemail message to Johnson said. “Dems are going down, especially fucking big lipped niggas like you.”
“Go hug a cactus,” read one of the Facebook comments under her post.
“You are a disgrace to the people of our city, and you need to sit your drunk ass down somewhere,” read another Facebook message. “Go jump your crackhead looking ass off the Belle Isle Bridge bitch.”
Despite the plethora of threats she’s received, Johnson told her followers that she is far from worried.
“Trump supporters, I don’t necessarily blame you,” she said in a Facebook Live session on Monday (Dec. 7). “I blame the leadership who has done you wrong. I’m good, I’m OK, I’m not worried. I’m not going underground. I’m not changing my fucking phone number. I ain’t doing none of that.”
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
Take a look inside the Makers Studio presented by Walmart at REVOLT WORLD, a space where Black creators could hone in on their brand and see it come to life.
REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.
Fly Guy DC taps in with REVOLT WORLD attendees to learn what the Opportunity Center, presented by Walmart, means to them and their futures.
In the season finale of “Bet on Black,” special guest judge Ray J joins as the finalists take the main stage to show they have what it takes to win the $200,000 grand prize; Melissa Butler and Eunique Jones Gibson mentor. Presented by Target.
The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.
Walmart supports HBCU students and encourages them to be Black & Unlimited. Fly Guy DC talked to a few at REVOLT WORLD about how being an HBCU student has changed their lives.
Here’s a list of rappers who are named after food. Enjoy — or shall we say, “Bon appetit”?
In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!
Whether it be the triumphant “Not Afraid” or resilient “Soldier,” Eminem’s music has the power to inspire you to reach your goals.
The artist has remained remarkably consistent in her song lyrics about making money, telling off haters and feeling liberated since her debut.