5 Republicans who’ve called for Hillary Clinton’s murder
This is today’s Republican Party, until the leadership of the party speaks out and disavows this.
1. Richard Burr
The senior U.S. Senator from North Carolina apologized Monday for a joke he made over the weekend suggesting supporters of the National Rights Association should put a “bullseye” on an image of Hillary Clinton.
“Nothing made me feel any better than, I walked to a gun shop, I think, yesterday in Oxford,” Burr said at a get-out-the-vote rally Saturday. “There was a copy of [NRA monthly magazine] Rifleman on the counter. “It’s got a picture of Hillary Clinton on the front of it.”…
2. Wayne Allen Root
At a Las Vegas rally Sunday, longtime Republican Party member and former Libertarian Party candidate Wayne Allen Root introduced Donald Trump by imagining Clinton and longtime aide driving off a cliff.
“It’s Hillary in a White Ford Bronco,” Root said. “She’s got Huma driving, and they’re headed for the Mexican border .. when they make the run for the border of Mexico, there’s nowhere to go, because President Trump has built a big, beautiful wall.”…
3. Al Baldasaro
On July 20, New Hampshire House of Representatives member Al Baldasaro, who co-chairs Trump’s national veterans coalition, said Hillary Clinton should be “put in the firing line and shot for treason” for how she handled the Benghazi terror attack.
“She is a disgrace,” Baldasaro said of Clinton, listing off the Benghazi terror attacks along with her FBI email probe.
“This whole thing disgusts me,” he continued. “Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.”
Later that day, the Secret Service said it was investigating Baldasaro’s claim, releasing a statement that the agency was “aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation.”…
4. Michael Folk
West Virginian House of Delegates member Michael Folk landed in hot water in July after tweeting Hillary Clinton should be “hung on the Mall in Washington, DC.”
CBS reported that Folk, who is also a pilot for United Airlines, posted on Twitter that “Hillary Clinton … should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC.”…
5. Duane Flowers
Licking, Ohio County Commissioner Duane Flowers was forced to apologize after saying Clinton should be “hanging from a tree” for treason while at a public meeting in July.
I got caught up in an emotional moment,” Flowers said after criticism mounted against the Ohio Commissioner. “She just totally makes my mind want to pop out of my ears. I really can’t believe she’s running for president.”
“I’m convinced 30 years ago, she’d been locked up for life. I truly believe she has become above the law,” he added. “That’s how far our system has fallen.” Flowers also said he thought the conversation was off the record, noting he ”will never again have a casual conversation with a reporter.”