A Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives race is currently under fire after tweeting that Americans should hang Obama. A firestorm of insults rained down on the man telling him to, “take your medicine,” and that he was an embarrassment to the Republican party amongst other things.
Last Monday, Republican candidate, Joshua Black, took to twitter to express his frustration against a drone strike ordered by Obama that resulted in American casualties. Copying what someone had already written, Black tweeted, “I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high…Agreed.”
Needless to say, the Republican has caught quite a bit of backlash from his own party, the GOP, and even Secret Service. During an interview explaining his thoughts to the public, he claimed that Secret Service was currently, at his home waiting to speak to him.
One of Black’s opponents, Chris Latvala, quickly responded via Twitter by saying, “You aren’t seriously calling for the killing of Obama are you? I know you are crazy but good heavens. U R an embarrassment.”
Black apparently wasn’t having it and thought his comments not to be as offensive as perceived. He wrote back to Latvala, instigating further, saying, “Execution is the appropriate punishment for traitors. Don’t you have a race? Don’t you have a primary? #MindYourOwnBusiness?”
Latvala gave one last swing at the man when he tweeted again, “I make it my business when so called GOP candidates become an embarrassment to my beloved party. You need to go take your medicine #TinFoilHat #Crazy.”
Other Republicans were soon to join the fight as well. For instance, GOP State chair Lenny Curryv, described Black’s words as, “Deplorable. Despicable. Hateful,” and that, “He should go home and stay home.” Local GOP chairman Michael Guju added, “It is impossible to accept this statement. This is wholly unacceptable and unduly provocative.”
Apparently Black thought that the reactions to his comments were more just a matter of interpretation and sought to explain them more fully in detail. On a Facebook post, he wrote:
“To everyone who was offended that I said that the POTUS should be hanged for treason. This is the man who droned al-Awlaki on ‘suspicion of terrorism’ – not proof – and later killed his 15-year-old son for nothing more than being his son. …
This would be exactly what the president has done to others, and, as Jesus said, ‘the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.’ I make no apologies for saying that the president is not above the People. If ordinary Americans should be executed for treason, so should he.
So, don’t stop at impeachment. Remove him. Try him before a jury (the very right that he arbitrarily denied to al-Awlaki and his 15-year-old son), and, upon his sure convictions, execute him. Thus has he done, thus it should be done to him.”
Furthermore he expounded during an interview with WND when he said, “As I have been explaining all day, too many times we stop pursuing justice against #criminalpoliticians after they leave office. Not this time. We need to send a firm and clear message that no government official is above the law. That’s the purpose of my statement.”
(See also: DNC Sends Email About Obama Impeachment)
Black has since “resigned from the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee,” but say’s there’s no way he’s bowing out of the Florida House District 68 race.
What do you think—was Black spot on or is he truly an embarrassment to the Republican party? Let us know in a comment below!