The Secret Service is looking into an incident in which a New York delegate at the Democratic National Convention said she would “like to kill” Mitt Romney if she ever sees him.
Julia Rodriguez made the remark Wednesday in a brief interview with a reporter for The Blaze website.
She said she thinks the Republican presidential candidate will ruin the country.
“He will destroy this country, completely. Romney will destroy this country,” she said. “If I see him, I would like to kill him.”
The startling remarks caught the attention of the Secret Service, which provides protection to the former Massachusetts governor.
“We are aware of the video and are taking the appropriate follow-up steps,” spokesman Ed Donovan said in an email.