Donald Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Should Be Shot By Firing Squad

Al Baldasaro advises Trump on veterans issues.
Former Marine Al Baldasaro speaks alongside GOP nominee Donald Trump on May 31, 2016 in New York City.
Former Marine Al Baldasaro speaks alongside GOP nominee Donald Trump on May 31, 2016 in New York City.
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WASHINGTON 鈥 One of Donald Trump鈥檚 advisers on veterans affairs wants Hillary Clinton to be shot for treason.

Al Baldasaro, a New Hampshire state representative and delegate for the Republican presidential nominee, made the comments during an interview on 鈥The Kuhner Report鈥 radio show on Tuesday.

Host Jeff Kuhner asked if Baldasaro thought Clinton bore responsibility for those who died in the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.

I鈥檓 a veteran who went to Desert Shield, Desert Storm. I鈥檓 also a father who sent a son to war, to Iraq, as a Marine Corps helicopter avionics technician. Hillary Clinton, to me, is the Jane Fonda of the Vietnam,鈥 Baldasaro replied, referring to Fonda鈥檚 1972 trip to Hanoi that some Americans consider to be an act of betrayal.

鈥淸Clinton] is a disgrace for the lies that she told those mothers about their children that got killed over there in Benghazi. She dropped the ball on over 400 emails requesting back up security. Something鈥檚 wrong there,鈥 he continued.

鈥淭his whole thing disgusts me,鈥 Baldasaro added. 鈥淗illary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.鈥

After an extensive investigation into Clinton鈥檚 private email server, the FBI and Justice Department decided no charges were appropriate. And after spending more than two years and $7 million, the House Select Committee on Benghazi found no evidence of wrongdoing by the then-secretary of state.

BuzzFeed News first reported Baldasaro鈥檚 comments. On Wednesday, he stood by them, telling ABC affiliate WMUR that 鈥淎s far as I鈥檓 concerned, it is treason and the penalty for treason is the firing squad 鈥 or maybe it鈥檚 the electric chair now.鈥

The U.S. Secret Service said it is aware of Baldasaro鈥檚 comments and will conduct 鈥渢he appropriate investigation,鈥 Politico reported.

In the tweet below, Baldasaro can be seen standing behind Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Trump, on the floor of the Republican National Convention.

The Trump and Clinton campaigns did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Huffington Post.

This story has been updated to include additional comments from Baldasaro and a report that the U.S. Secret Service is investigating.

Editor鈥檚 note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims 鈥 1.6 billion members of an entire religion 鈥 from entering the U.S.

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