(Talking Points Memo) An Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma on Tuesday appeared to call for Hillary Clinton’s assassination in a Facebook post, a remark he later brushed off as just sarcasm.
The Oklahoman reported that State Rep. John Bennett (R) wrote "2 words … firing squad" in the post, which linked to a conservative blog criticizing Clinton for the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 Benghazi attacks.
The paper reported that Bennett sent them a text message saying the post was meant to be sarcastic, but also that Clinton "has committed nothing less than treason by leaving fellow Americans to die in Benghazi."
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"If anyone else had done that they would be charged with treason and thrown under the jail at a minimum, and a firing squad likely," he wrote to the Oklahoman.