GOP candidate says calling for Garland’s death was ‘ridiculous’ – Associated Press

Buffalo, New York (AFP) – A Republican congressional candidate in western New York said in a radio interview that US Attorney General Merrick Garland He ‘must be executed’ to allow searches of former President Donald Trump’s homebefore making it clear later on the show that he wasn’t serious.

Buffalo District businessman Carl Palladino He made the comment in an interview with Breitbart News on Saturday, August 13. During the interview, Palladino criticized President Joe Biden for what he said was a lack of leadership and a disconnect from the government.

“We have two unelected people running our government, running people like Garland who should not only be impeached, but probably should be executed,” Palladino said. “The guy just got lost. He’s a lost soul. He’s trying to get a picture, and his picture, his methodology is pretty bad. Raiding a former president’s house is just plain – people are scratching their heads and saying, ‘What’s wrong with this guy?'”

Shortly after the interview, host Matthew Boyle pressed Palladino about what he meant when he said Garland should be executed.

“I just laugh. The man should be removed from office,” Palladino said. “He shows his incompetence. He wants to show his face in front of people and show that he has some strength for him, but his choice of issues and choice of methodology is very sad.”

Palladino, a millionaire real estate developer who was the party’s nominee for Governor of New York in 2010, is locked in a close primary battle with Republican New York State Committee Chairman Nick Langorthy.. Paladino is endorsed by U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik.

Election day is August 23.

A Justice Department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The FBI is generally responsible for investigating threats against the attorney general.

The Palladino campaign responded to a request for comment Thursday by repeating that the comment was not serious.

Paladino’s spokesperson, Fish Pura, Also tell The Buffalo News On Wednesday, Palladino wasn’t actually calling for Garland’s death.

“The comment is clear: Karl doesn’t think Garland should be executed, and when you listen to the interview, when asked what he meant, he said he was reckless,” Bora said.

The FBI and the Department of Justice faced a barrage of violent threats In the days since agents searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home as part of an investigation into the discovery of classified White House records.

A man said on social media That FBI agents should be killed “as soon as they see it”, they died in the crossfire With law enforcement officers in Ohio after trying to get into the FBI’s Cincinnati field office with a semi-automatic rifle.

Paladino has a long history of outrageous comments.

In June, he made a post on Facebook Which suggests that the racist mass shooting in Buffalo was part of a plot to snatch people’s guns. In the same month, he apologized for the comment He had given an interview in which he said that Adolf Hitler was “the kind of leader we need today” because of his ability to mobilize the masses.

In 2016, Palladino joked to a newspaper that he hoped then-President Barack Obama would die of mad cow disease, and said that Michelle Obama should “return to being a male” and be sent to live with a gorilla in a cave.

The following year, he was removed from the Buffalo School Board for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations, although he claimed that comments about Obama were the real reason for his dismissal.

While running for governor, he was criticized for sending emails to friends containing racist jokes and pornographic material.

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