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Ilhan Omar should be hanged Fla. GOP congressional campaign says in fundraising email


Added 12-04-19 02:22:02pm EST - “A Florida Republican congressional candidate has denied writing, but is nonetheless defending, the content of a fundraising email that calls for the U.S. government to "hang" Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Ilhan Omar should be hanged Fla. GOP congressional campaign says in fundraising email”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Florida Republican congressional candidate has denied writing, but is nonetheless defending, the content of a fundraising email that calls for the U.S. government to “hang” Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat.

The congressional campaign for George Buck — a security consultant hoping to oust Tampa-area Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist — sent out an email promoting a conspiracy theory that Ms. Omar is a spy for the Qatari government, including the message “We should hang these traitors where they stand.”

Mr. Buck’s campaign also took a swipe at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts in his fundraising pitch. Together with Ms. Omar, the freshmen House Democrats have dubbed themselves The Squad and pushed their party caucus to more aggressively pursue progressive policy aims.

When the Tampa Bay Times asked Mr. Buck Tuesday about the email, he originally said: “That was not me. I did not see that. I would never talk like that.”

In a statement made later, however, Mr. Buck cited the Constitution to defend the content of the email, pointing out how federal law provides that a person convicted of treason may be punished with “death … or [imprisonment] not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000.”

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