“Diplomacy. F—ing fools. I hate you all. I want to bomb every one of your voting booths and your general areas,” he wrote in another now-deleted tweet.
Benson claimed that he had had a few drinks with his father before going home and watching the election results. When interviewed he said that he knew the tweets were a mistake and deleted them the next morning.
By then it was too late because the Secret Service already had been made aware of them.
For once, a component of the federal government was wonderfully efficient.
Benson appeared in court on Monday where he was charged with “making threats to a successor to the presidency.”
Folks. I don’t take kindly to this sort of thing. I have gone head to head with folks who spoke this way of Obama, too.
A lot of our presidents have done some really crappy things. And I have disliked some of our presidents, some a great deal. But not a single one was deserving of the death penalty. Politics aside, these are actual human beings we’re talking about. Parents. Husbands. Wives. I don’t take kindly to people threatening the lives of those who did nothing to deserve it. Your “few drinks” are no excuse. It came from somewhere deep, especially if you were drunk.