Florida Republican Joshua Black says it’s time to arrest Obama and hang him high.
“I’m past impeachment,” Joshua Black wrote on Twitter. “It’s time to arrest and hang him high.”
The outspoken Republican is running for state office in Florida.
Black is standing by his comments.
Black, 31, of Pinellas Park moved to Florida in 2007 after practicing street evangelism in St. Louis and works as a taxi driver. According to his campaign website, Black entered politics in 2012 when he tried influencing the presidential primary.
The website says: “Republicans have a serious communication problem. Everything we say sounds like spears.”
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.”
The political newcomer said he doesn’t fear U.S. Secret Service agents showing up on his doorstep. Many voters might agree with his position, he said, adding: “I guess they’re going to call me a racist now.”
After talking to a reporter, Black posted a lengthy message to supporters on Facebook.
“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.”
Hat Tip Mara