Maine Lawmaker Unleashes Profanity-Laced Diatribe, Threats Against Trump on Facebook
A Democrat state lawmaker in Maine on Tuesday attacked President Trump and his supporters in a now deleted Facebook rant in which he used the vilest language imaginable and threatened the president. Rep. Scott Hamann (D-South Portland) wrote:
Well then f*ck you, snowflake. You're a f*cking pussy ... See, it's not only Trump supporters who can talk like complete a$$holes. As long as that's what's coming out of that side, then I'll match you dumb f*cks word for word.
Hamann also wrote that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and ended his diatribe with a threat to the president, vowing that if he ever met him, Trump would not make it through his first term in office. "Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that pussy," Hamann seethed.
The lawmaker directed much of his anger at Trump supporters, saying, "I just can't deal with you ignorant people anymore." But he had effusive praise for former President Obama, who he said “ran quite possibly the classiest 2 term presidency in US history.”
Hamann, who claims to have posted the deranged tirade in response to an "old friend," has since expressed regret for his profanity-laced post, saying he was just trying to make a point about the "devolving political discourse in America.”
“I regret my impulsive decision to post something aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate in a Facebook exchange with a childhood friend,” he said in a written statement on Wednesday. “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."
“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 devolving political discourse in America,” he said.
Screen grabs of the Hamann's violent diatribe were forwarded to conservative talk radio host Keith Hanson, who hosts both “First Look" and “The Keith Hanson Show” on Fox News affiliate radio stations WNTK and WUVR in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Via Fox News:
Hanson shared the images with Fox News, as well as Hamann's bosses the statewide hunger relief organization, Good Shepard Food Bank, where Hamann serves as a program director.
“I had somebody reach out to me and passed screenshots on to me saying that they were concerned about this," Hanson told Fox News. "This is a Democrat, a liberal, who was threatening the president,” Hanson told Fox News.
Hanson told Fox News that Hamann confirmed to him, in a private Facebook message chain, that he posted the comments.
“Hi Keith. Contacting my employer over a facebook comment I made to an old friend? I’m sorry if the truth triggered you so much that you felt it was a good idea to send a screenshot to my employer,” Hamann messaged Hanson. “’Profanity-laden”?? Are you kidding me? The only swear words in the image you posted were a**, pr*cks, and Trump. Too much for a snowflake, then don’t read comments between me and my childhood friend.”
Hamann added, “if anything negative comes from your attack on my employment, my attorney will be in touch. Cease and desist.”
Hanson said he was shocked that an elected official could unleash such hate against the president.
“When you are selected to become the voice of an electorate, you have a huge responsibility to be policing your words and representing your constituents at the best of your ability,” Hanson told Fox News. “What was surprising to me was that anybody with half a brain would have said ‘those aren’t my comments.’”