I will never understand the urge to fake a threat to yourself, but it's been two years since the great Jussie Smollett "modern-day lynching" debacle, and politicians still think it's a good idea.
At the very least, you'd think they would have learned not to use their own credit card when sending threats in the mail.
But apparently, Tennessee's former Medical Director of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Program, Michelle Fiscus, isn't that smart (which really makes you question a lot of things, but I digress...).
According to Axios, The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security investigated the supposed threat to Fiscus and found that the purchase of the dog muzzle was on an Amazon account associated with a credit card in the name of Dr. Michelle D. Fiscus.
Fiscus made national headlines after being fired due to a controversy in July when she released a memo about a law that would allow minors to get medical care without their parents' permission. Understandably, many people were not happy with that line of thought.
She told CNN in an interview with Anderson Cooper that she was terminated without cause and that a week prior to her termination she had received a threat in the form of a dog muzzle that was delivered to her office.
Her husband, Brad Fiscus, told The Tennessean,
"Someone wanted to send a message to tell her to stop talking, they thought it would be a threat to her."
Oh, and her husband ran in 2020 for The Tennessee House of Representatives with the slogan "Integrity Matters."
I have a very serious question - have any of these "threats" in the past few years turned out to be true?? I can't think of one example that hasn't been embarrassingly disproved.