On Thursday, the United States Secret Service announced they would be looking into the threatening comments a Democratic legislator of Maine made against President Trump in a Facebook video this week.
Talking about the investigation into Maine Congressman Scott Hamann on Fox News, a spokesperson for the Secret Service said, “The Secret Service is aware of the comments in question and are investigating the matter.
“Allegations of any threat, inappropriate interest or unusual behavior directed towards a Secret Service protectee receives the highest priority of all our investigations.”
The spokesperson said that no additional details were available about the inquiry.
“For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and method of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” stated the spokesperson.
Maine Republicans uploaded Hamann’s obscene tirade on Twitter, after which move the Maine lawmaker apologized for the “aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate” remarks about President Trump.
In his rant, Hamann said Trump was a “half-term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet.” There are those who have understood these comments as threatening against Trump’s life.
After his little rant backfired on him, Scott said that his comments were out of place, asserting that he was only trying to make a point about the political discourse in America.
In the rant, Hamann called Trump a “rapist” and a “joke.”
Hamann also did not exclude the President’s followers in his tirade, saying, “I just can’t deal with you ignorant people anymore.”
All of this appears as Hamann praised former President Barack Obama, saying he “ran quite possibly the classiest 2 term presidency in US history.”
Not long after the rant garnered nationwide backlash, the Maine State House Majority Office then released Hamann’s issued apology.
“While the tone of the post was born out of frustration with the vile language currently surrounding politics, I should not have responded with the same language,” Hamman wrote. “This is not language I typically use, it does not reflect my personal values, and while misguided, it was intended to make a visceral point about the developing political discourse in America.”
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