Broward schools threat spurs Kaufman to give up West chief-of-staff jobKaufman, who made the announcement on her midday show, later said the last straw was a threat of violence against Broward County schools in which an e-mailer cited a video clip of Kaufman telling a tea party rally that "if ballots don't work, bullets will." according to Palm Beach Post
Joyce Kaufman announced on her live show that she would not be Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Allen West's aide because she wanted to avoid any repercussions against him for her statements.
300 schools were locked down when a threat was linked to her show.
The AP article had no mention of how it was linked to her show.
Kaufman said she has received death threats since the lockdown and claimed liberal media were bent on bringing down conservative politicians.
"What they're trying to do is bring down West," she told listeners. "I will not be complicit in this effort to diminish his stature in attacks against me or endanger myself or others by serving as his chief."
USA Today stated... The action came after a woman called a local radio station and said her husband wanted to go to a school and start shooting.
NBC Miami stated.. Joyce Kaufman, whose statements at a rally are suspected of being the cause of a threat Wednesday that forced Broward County Schools to lockdown every campus, fired back at critics Thursday with an on-air tirade worthy of her title of shock jock.
NBC Miami says "Authorities believe the threat was born, in part, from Kaufman's words at a July 4 rally that "if ballots don't work, bullets will."