Al Baldasaro, a senior Trump advisor and Trump delegate called for “traitor” Hillary Clinton to be executed via a firing squad. The Secret Service is now investigating.
“I believe Hillary Clinton committed treason. She put people in danger. When people take confidential material off a server, you’re sharing information with the enemy. That’s treason…anyone who commits treason should be shot” said Baldasaro.
“The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation,” said spokesman Robert Hoback to The Daily Beast.
Huge numbers of people have been wearing “Hillary For Prison” t-shirts at rallies around the Republican National Convention. Chris Christie in a speech yesterday put gas on the fire while taunting the crowd into cheering “Lock Her Up” after giving her a sort of fake trial during his speech at the RNC.
Video below of Christie getting the crowd to chant “Guilty” and subsequently “lock her up”:
While the right moves further and further to the right with Trump having his supporters double down instead of begin to take more moderated positions the messaging at the RNC has been “red meat”.
Donald Trump Jr’s speech was incredibly popular with undecided voters yesterday, but has now come under questions of plagiarism, shortly after Melania Trump came under similar questions of plagiarism.
Baldasaro was expanding on a violent call he made Tuesday, when he called for Clinton to be “put in the firing line” over her mishandling of classified emails. He made these remarks on the Jeff Kuhner Show, Buzzfeed reported.
But Trump’s adviser, who is also a state representative in New Hampshire, is not the only one at the convention who believes that Clinton should be executed for treasonous acts.