Joshua Black's Facebook post (facebook.com/JoshuaBlack2014)
The first post was made via Twitter around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Republican candidate for Florida House District 68 Joshua Black
Two separate social media accounts for the campaign of a Florida House candidate are calling for the execution of President Barack Obama.
The first post was made via Twitter around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Republican candidate for Florida House District 68 Joshua Black, whose campaign Twitter handle is @JoshuaBlack2014, retweeted a statement that read "I'm past impeachment. It's time to arrest and hang him high." The person operating the account then added the word "Agreed."
Republican candidate for House District 67 Chris Latvala noticed the tweet and added his own opinion to the discussion.
Joshua Black Twitter post (Twitter.com/JoshuaBlack2014)
"you aren't seriously calling for the killing of Obama are you? I know you are crazy but good heavens.U R an embarrassment," @ChrisLatvala wrote on Twitter, adding in a separate tweet that Black needs to "go take [his] medicine."
The tweet is still visible on Black's Twitter account and no apology has been issued. On the Facebook page for Black's campaign, there is a post defending the comment from Twitter.
"So, don't stop at impeachment. Remove him. Try him before a jury (the very right that he arbitrarily denied to al-Awaki and his 15-year-old son), and, upon his sure convictions, execute him," the post reads. "Thus has he done, thus it should be done to him."
The district Black is running for represents parts of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park and Feather Sound, according to JoshuaBlack2014.com.
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