The Secret Service confirmed that it is investigating a woman for writing an assassination-themed tweet about President Donald Trump.
“If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump,” Kentucky woman Heather Lowrey wrote in a now-deleted message. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.“
The Secret Service field office in Louisville, Kentucky told The Courier-Journal in a Friday report that they’re looking into it.
“Any time threatening communications like that are made, we always conduct an investigation,” an agent said. But they declined to offer more information.
Lowrey’s Twitter account has since been deleted, as has her Facebook page. In addition to the Secret Service investigation, Lowrey has faced consequences from employers for her tweet.
One of Lowrey’s former employers, American Income Life – Travis Moody Offices Kentucky-Indiana, posted a statement on its Facebook page Wednesday.
“Heather Lowrey is no longer contracted with the Travis Moody Agency. The Travis Moody Agency, its agents and its staff do not share the same views, nor opinions as Heather Lowrey,” the statement said. “We have a zero tolerance policy and would never condone this behavior.”
Another of Lowrey’s employers, Heyman Talent Agency, posted a nearly identical statement Friday on Twitter: “Heather Lowrey is no longer contracted with the Heyman Talent Agency. Our company does not share the same views, nor opinions as Heather Lowrey. We would never condone this behavior and have zero tolerance for hatred and negativity.”