Florida House candidate Joshua Black (R) has been quoted by the Tampa Bay Times tweeting that President Obama “should be hanged”:
I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high
This was said on Martin Luther King day, reportedly.
The Tampa Bay Times report goes on:
Hours after the tweet, Black defended his comment. Obama should be held responsible for ordering a drone strike that killed a U.S. citizen overseas, he said.
“He should be executed for treason,” Black said. “I think the appropriate punishment is death. They killed Benedict Arnold. (Obama) shouldn’t be allowed to kill Americans without a trial.
Looking at the tweet (above) it looks as though Mr Black was agreeing to someone else’s tweet, which he retweeted with the word “agreed” after it. But he then reiterated the point, expanding on it, on his Facebook page, according to the Tampa Bay Times report.
I think Mr Black can expect some close scrutiny from some gym-fit women and men wearing sunglasses, smart suits with bulges under the left armpit and those curly see-through wires coming out of their ears.
Hat-tip: Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire