Detroit lawmaker receives more death threats 'laced with racist and misogynistic language'

A Democrat from Detroit who has been on the receiving end of death threats and harassing messages before says she is again receiving them. 

The threats made toward House Rep. Cynthia Johnson were "laced with racist and misogynistic language" that has prompted an investigation by law enforcement. 

On Wednesday she told FOX 2 we should be able to disagree without taking it to the level of threats.  

A three-minute voicemail rant was laced with death threats and inflammatory racism. 

"'If we just killed every n-word, b-word maybe it would be a good world,'" one voicemail said.

"Threatening to kill me, to have me shot, to kill my children," she said.

Another message said, "You know, I’m not a violent person but I think I could slit your throat in a minute."

Johnson, from Detroit, got the message Tuesday, in her car.  

"With that one, I had to pull to the side of the road because it was so shocking," she said. "I wouldn’t even think, I wouldn’t know how to tell a person those nasty things that they said."  

She said she is concerned but not paralyzed by the threats.

"I want the world to know that this little Black woman over here is going to continue to fight for the people, period," Johnson said. 

Johnson was on the tail end of threats after she spoke during a hearing when Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, testified in front of the Michigan legislature about false allegations about election fraud. 

"This is nothing new. This is the same hate and violence Black Americans have faced for generations," Johnson said in a release. "This is the same sexist vitriol endured by women in power throughout history. These are the same manipulative tactics used by perpetrators of domestic violence to belittle victims into submission. 

"This is not the first time domestic terrorists have tried to silence me with similar threats, but I will not be silenced," she continued in a news release.

During the December incident, Johnson who sits on the House Oversight Committee posted a voicemail that heard a man telling her she should be "swinging from a (expletive) rope you Democrat."

Two more voicemails from other men also threatened her, telling her "your time is coming…from the (expletive) gallows you'll be hanging."

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In response to the voicemail, she made a warning for ‘Trumpers.’ Republicans took issue with the statement, and stripped her her committee assignment. 

The suspect behind the initial threat, Michael Varrone, was arraigned on two counts of a false report or threat of terrorism and one count of false report of a bomb threat.