Al Baldasaro, adviser to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, doubled down on his previous comments that Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason, saying it again on Tuesday and trying to justify it by inaccurately claiming her email situation as treason.
Republican New Hampshire state Rep. Al Baldasaro doubled down on his suggestion that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason, but claimed he wasn’t suggesting that someone should assassinate her, MassLive reported.
Blaming the media for reporting that he said Clinton should be shot previously, Baldasaro repeated that Clinton should be shot. “The liberal media took what I said and went against the law and the Constitution and ran with it, and they said that I wanted her assassinated, which I never did,” Baldasaro said. “I said I spoke as a veteran, and she should be shot in a firing squad for treason.”
“Baldasaro said his comments were in accordance with U.S. law establishing the death penalty for treason. He suggested that Clinton’s use of a private email server could be considered treasonous,” Mass Live reported.
The Secret Service is already investigating Baldasaro for telling radio host Jeff Kuhner in late June that the former Secretary of State “should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.”
According to the Trump camp’s adviser on veterans issues, we don’t do law and order or trials anymore, we just line people up and shoot them.
Hillary Clinton was found innocent of deliberate wrong doing for her emails, but Donald Trump’s adviser thinks as Americans we move right on to the firing squad after being found not guilty.
This fresh suggestion of shooting Hillary Clinton comes on the heels of Donald Trump suggesting that Hillary Clinton would be assassinated if she were to win the election.
This kind of rhetoric is dangerous and has no place in a campaign for any office, let alone the presidency.
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