Authorities arrested a registered Florida Democrat after she allegedly tweeted her desire to shoot Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott — all Republicans — for “looting her state.”
According to Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies, Karen Jones, 55, wrote, “DeSantis, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio are looting my state. Imma shot them.”
Fox News’ Danielle Wallace has more:
Palm Beach County sheriff deputies responded to Jones’ home in Lantana Saturday and arrested her on three counts of written threats to kill or do bodily harm.
After her rights were read, Jones allegedly admitted to deputies that she wrote the tweet but said it was meant to be a joke, the Miami Herald reported, citing court documents.
“When I made the observation that there were no commonly used terminology to show the post was a joke, Jones stated that anyone who follows her knows her sense of humor,” Detective M. Horton wrote in the arrest affidavit.
Jones was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Saturday on a $15,000 bond. She was released by Sunday, Fox 35 Orlando reported, citing jail records.
Jones’ remarks came after she retweeted an article critical of Gov. DeSantis’ effort to expand Florida’s stand-your-ground law.