West Virginia politician brutally blasts Clinton for ‘treason, murder and crimes against the US Constitution’

Monday, July 18, 2016 by

A West Virginia politician has come under fire after making comments on Twitter that called for Hillary Clinton to be ‘hung on the Mall in Washington, DC’.

(Article by DailyMail)

Michael Folk, a Republican for the House of Delegates posted the tweet Friday that read: ‘Hillary Clinton, you should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC.’

Folk told WOWK-TV that he posted the tweet following the FBI’s decision to not charge Clinton over the investigation into her private email server.

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Michael Folk (left), a Republican for the House of Delegates posted the tweet Friday that read: ‘Hillary Clinton, you should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC’

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Folk said in a telephone interview Sunday that his comments on Twitter (pictured) calling for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s public execution weren’t meant to be taken literally. The tweet has since been removed from Folk’s account

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Folk, who is a commercial pilot, is employed by United Airlines, and the company also responded to the incident on Twitter

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Several people who say they are regular customers with United Airlines took to Twitter and demanded the carrier fire him immediately. Folk said he’s receive his own death threats over the comments

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One Clinton supporter tweeted at United Airlines telling them to ‘let us know when Michael Folk will be fired’

He said if a private person had done what Clinton did, they would be put in prison, according to the station.

The tweet has since been removed from Folk’s account.

Folk said in a telephone interview Sunday that his comments on Twitter calling for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s public execution weren’t meant to be taken literally.

He said the tweet was ‘hyperbole’ and he doesn’t want her executed.

‘I do think she should be tried and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,’ Folk told CNN

But as for being hanged, he said: ‘No, my gosh. That was the hyperbole in the statement.’

The state Democratic Party has called for his resignation. Folk says he won’t resign.

The West Virginia Democratic Party (WVDP) is recommending that Folk resign.

Belinda Biafore, the WVDP chair told WOWK: ‘Folk’s actions should deem him as unfit to serve and Speaker Tim Armstead should take action if Folk doesn’t resign.

She added that it makes her ‘worrisome for the people of West Virginia that someone who can feel this type of hate and use this type of rhetoric is in any position of power’.

Folk, who is a commercial pilot, is employed by United Airlines, and the company also responded to the incident on Twitter.

‘We’re appalled by comments advocating harm to anyone. They do not represent United & we’re looking into the matter.’

Several people who say they are regular customers with United Airlines took to Twitter and demanded the carrier fire him immediately.

The carrier later tweeted the removal of Folk while they continue to investigate.

‘This pilot has been removed from flying pending our investigation. We are appalled by his threatening comments.’

Folk said he’s received his own death threats over the comments.

Read more at: dailymail.co.uk



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