Police investigate man who threatened to lynch State Rep. Federica Wilson

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 19: Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) speaks to reporters after a Congressional field hearing on nursing home preparedness and disaster response October 19, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The hearing comes in the wake of fourteen patient deaths at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Florida, which lost power after Hurricane Irma struck Florida. The nursing home deaths remain under police investigation. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

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A suburban man is being investigated for allegedly posting a racist threat against Rep. Frederica Wilson’s life to Facebook, reported the Chicago Tribune.

“Need ten good men to help carry out a lynching. Must have own horse and saddle. Rope will be provided,” Tom Keevers, 54, of Des Plaines, IL wrote on his Facebook page, a screenshot appeared to show.

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Wilson’s objection to language President Donald Trump used in a phone call to Myeshia Johnson, a grieving war widow, became a national story last week.

Wilson claimed that racism was involved in the Trump administration’s characterization of her during the extended feud over the call.

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But a violent threat is different from that which Wilson took issue.

Keevers, who claimed the post had been taken out of context by an unnamed “meme-maker,” gave a lengthy interview to the Tribune. You can watch it here.

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