Maine Democrat who published profanity-laced threat against president says he’s sorry

Maine Democrat who published profanity-laced threat against president says he’s sorry
Scott Hamann (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Before turning to Democratic Maine state Rep. Scott Hamann’s apology for his ill-chosen Facebook message, let’s provide some context for this.

The Left, which once claimed to pride itself on its civility — a trait it believed distinguished it from the primates on the Right — has gone “all in” since Donald Trump took the oath of office. From DNC Chair Tom Perez ‘s bellicose claim that “Republican leaders and President Trump don’t give a sh*t about the people to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ‘s meekly delivered f-bomb, every member of the Democratic caucus has tried to prove he can swear up a storm as well as Trump —  who, for the record, has yet to utter a profanity in public.

Cognizant of that setting, Hamann ended his four-letter tirade with the boast:

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**ks word for word.

Then he delivered his threat: “Trump is a half-term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p*ssy.”

Earlier, he went on to make assorted wild allegations (“Trump was installed by the Russians, because they wanted to undermine American democracy and embarrass our country”) and also called the president a rapist and liar. Perhaps he had the current president confused with the forty-second president, who is known to have lied and has been accused of rape by multiple women.

The congressman also had choice words for Trump’s supporters:

Don’t like the truth? Can’t handle facts unless they come from Breitbart or Anonymous or your drunk uncle? Well then f**k you, snowflake…. Some of use are educated and actually follow current events. 100% of intelligent Americans agree that Trump is a complete loser.

There was more, though as far as I can divine, the post is gone, and so is Hamann’s Facebook page. A screenshot (with redactions) appears below courtesy of Maine CBS affiliate WMTW:

The condemnation was swift. Sadly none of it came from Hamann’s own party.

Nevertheless, Hamann issued an apology Wednesday for using “sarcastic[?] and inappropriate” language to voice his frustration:

I regret my impulsive decision to post something aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate in a Facebook exchange with a childhood friend. 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.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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