The GOP candidate who publicly called for President Obama to be hanged got a visit from the Secret Service.
House candidate Joshua Black took to Twitter to voice his opinion on what should happen to the president a couple of weeks ago.
It generated an widely read article in the Tampa Bay Times, a lot of new Twitter followers, a call from Anderson Cooper’s guest booker, an interview for Political Connections on Bay News 9 and, naturally, a visit from the Secret Service.
Black, a taxi driver, told Al Ruechel and me this afternoon that Secret Service representatives were waiting for him at his house while he taped the Political Connections interview. “It was not a threat,” said Black, insisting that his tweet – “I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high” – was merely expressing outrage over the president killing U.S. citizens with drone attacks and without due process.
Black resigned from the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee at the request of county chairman Michael Guju.
He dismissed a tweet from Florida Governor Rick Scott suggesting that Black immediately “withdrew his candidacy to represent families of Pinellas County” saying that he is still running for the House seat.
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