Police investigating threats against republican candidate

Published: Oct. 13, 2018 at 8:17 PM EDT
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Vermont State Police are investigating a death threat mailed to a Vermont House candidate. Republican Deserae Morin says the threats were mailed to her home.

"I'm very outspoken. I'm very well spoken. I'm a real threat to socialism, and now socialism is a real threat to me," Morin said.

The threat sent to the Colchester mother of two is graphic. It starts with an expletive and goes on to say, "We are hunting you. My comrades will kill you and the Constitution. Socialism is here, open season for republican death in Vermont. Fear our revolution." It was signed AA.

"I'm trying not to take it too seriously, because it's most likely, it's just an empty threat," Morin said.

Morin is staying vigilant for her family. State Police have opened an investigation and Morin says there is also an internal Post Office task force looking into the letter. She says she also fears for her young female supporters.

"I'm not comfortable asking them to come out anymore because I don't want to be responsible for somebody else getting hurt. I feel like I have to protect them now," Morin said.

Morin believes being a republican woman may be a factor in the threats.

"It's like how dare you? I'm a traitor to their ideology. Like they just assume, because I'm young and I'm female that automatically I should be leftist and I'm not and that makes people really mad at me," Morin said.

Morin also says some of the cut out letters in the threat are from her own business cards.