San Pedro Man Who Threatened to Kill Rep. Maxine Waters Over Criticism of Trump Expected to Plead Guilty

A San Pedro man is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters over her criticism of President Trump.

Maxine Waters appears in this undated photo. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Maxine Waters appears in this undated photo. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Anthony Scott Lloyd, 45, faces a single count of threatening a United States official, according to a plea agreement filed March 26. It is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to the plea, Lloyd left a voicemail at Waters’ Capitol Hill office Oct. 22 using a racial slur to refer to Waters and an anti-gay slur, and stating that “if you continue to make threats towards the president, you’re going to wind up dead, Maxine, ’cause we’ll kill you.”

Waters’ staff forwarded the voicemail to Capitol Police, who referred it to the FBI.

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