N.H. lawmaker says she is ‘homicidal’ after men tell her to ‘calm down’

N.H. lawmaker says she is ‘homicidal’ after men tell her to ‘calm down’
New Hampshire state Rep. Sherry Frost (D) tweeted Monday that "men" telling her to "calm down" has made her "homicidal." New Hampshire GOP chair Jeanie Forrester called Frost "a danger to their [other lawmakers'] safety." (Cheryl Senter/Getty Images)

A New Hampshire state representative tweeted Monday that she feels “homicidal” after being told to “calm down” by men.

Rep. Sherry Frost (D), who won the uncontested seat in December, is a vocal lawmaker on social media when it comes to President Donald Trump and New Hampshire Republicans’ proposals.

But on Monday morning, Frost said she felt “homicidal.”

“The people (read; men) telling me to ‘calm down’ & ‘not take it hard’ are making me homicidal. I refuse to account 4 having a conscience,” Frost tweeted.

It’s not clear what Frost was told to “calm down” about, but her recent tweets were critical of U.S. Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) comments on the restoration of “our civilization.” She also implied that the Republicans’ health care bill “cleanses the country of poor, sick, brown people.”

Erika Mantz, a spokeswoman at the University of New Hampshire, confirmed to TheBlaze that Frost is part-time instructor in Campus Recreation at the university. She was a part-time faculty member at UNH until 2015.

The university declined to comment on Frost’s tweet.

The New Hampshire Republican Party highlighted Frost’s tweet Tuesday morning on its  Twitter account and conjectured that if Frost had made the comments at a school, it “would have shut down, sent kids home and restrained her.”

New Hampshire GOP chairman Jeanie Forrester told TheBlaze that “radical” Rep. Frost is “clearly a threat to her colleagues in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.”

“She must be removed for the safety and well-being of other members of the legislature,” Forrester said. “Making ‘homicidal’ threats is not funny. Other members of the New Hampshire House should consider her a danger to their safety.”

A New Hampshire GOP source told TheBlaze that Frost’s tweet “appears to be a random outburst, which makes it even more concerning.”

Republican state Rep. Jess Edwards told TheBlaze in a phone interview Tuesday that while he has not yet interacted with Frost personally, he has noticed multiple tweets from Frost over the past few months that are “problematic if your goal is to work together.”

“The general issue with this tweet is that it really approaches the edge of encouraging violence,” Edwards said.

“The thing is, there’s a string of these [tweets] and a number of them tend toward the violence,” he said. “It might be enough for someone to sit down with her and see if she’s making liberal use of her First Amendment rights” or if she intends to incite violence.

“Maybe someone who cares about the security of the House can sit down with her and find out if she’s a threat,” Edwards added.

Edwards also noted that some of her tweets, which he said have an “anti-male perspective,” have even been directed at men in her own party.

This isn’t the first time Frost’s tweets have come under fire from the state’s Republican Party.

Frost criticized advocates of right-to-work laws and the repeal of permits to conceal carry a handgun as “f**kery” in multiple tweets.

Jennifer Horn, the Republican Party chairwoman at the time, said then that Frost’s “behavior is crude, extremely inappropriate and beneath the dignity of her office.”

Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn also condemned those tweets, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

“Legislators should exercise good judgment and restraint. I reprove of these comments,” Woodburn said in a statement.

Frost did not respond to an emailed request for comment Tuesday morning, but she did respond to another Twitter user who criticized the New Hampshire GOP’s response.

“If [people] are more offended by my word choices than by what they’re ACTUALLY doing, then I don’t think we have anything to say to each other,” Frost tweeted.

New Hampshire House Minority Leader Steve Shurtleff (D) also did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Frost’s tweet.

Shurtleff told the Union Leader in January that he told Frost her tweets about right-to-work and concealed carry were “ill-advised.”

“She is learning; she did something that was inappropriate and corrected it before hearing about it,” Shurtleff said then.

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