By Michael Horowitz
A former civic leader who has lived in the Bronx for four decades was caught on camera, at last week's Democratic National Convention, saying that she “would like to kill” Mitt Romney.
The Secret Service is now reportedly investigating Julia Rodriguez, who has lived in the Bronx for four decades, for her threat against the Republican Party's presidential nominee.
Rodriguez, a former president of Community School Board 8 in the east Bronx and a long-time employee at the Hunts Point Multi-Service Center, shouted out her threat against Romney during an interview with the conservative new site, The Blaze, newspaper and TV reports stated.
Rodriguez, who is now reported in her 80s, reportedly grabbed the microphone from the reporter questioning her to dramatize her point.
Speaking on camera, she proclaimed, “If I see him (Romney), I would like to kill him.”
Rodriguez added that Romney “will destroy the country completely if he is elected President of the U. S.
During her tenure as a leader of Community School Board 8, Rodriguez was known as a fiery civic activist who was not afraid to speak her mind.
At one point, in the 1990s, her tenure as president of Community School Board 8 was jeopardized by a dispute involving the election of Carol Trotta, a candidate who was elected with write-in ballots.
One civic leader in the east Bronx, who wished to remain unidentified, described Rodriguez as a “4'11” dynamo who wouldn't hurt anyone.
The civic leader noted, “If I were Mitt Romney, I wouldn't be too worried about Julia. She is a fiery person, but when you come right down to it, she wouldn't hurt anyone.”