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Florida House Candidate: Comment That Obama Should Be Hanged Not A Threat

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (UPI) — A candidate in a Florida House race says he won’t abandon his bid even after Secret Service agents visited him for tweeting President Barack Obama should be hanged.

Republican candidate Joshua Black’s post on his Twitter page Monday generated lots of publicity, including interviews with Tampa Bay area media, a call from CNN and a chat with the Secret Service, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The tweet: “I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high.”

“It was not a threat,” Black said of his post on Twitter, but outrage over the killing of Americans by U.S. drones.

Black said he left the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee as requested by Chairman Michael Guju, the Times said. But he blew off a tweet from GOP Governor Rick Scott that Black “immediately withdraw his candidacy to represent families of Pinellas County.”

“I do not take orders from the governor,” Black told the Times. “I’m staying in the race.”

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