Scott Hamann, Democratic State Representative of Maine, took to Facebook with an anti-Trump rant on Tuesday, unleashing expletives on and threats to the president. “I just can’t deal with you ignorant people anymore,” Hamann’s rant began. “Trump was installed by the Russians, because they wanted to undermine American democracy and embarrass our country.”
At one point in the rant, Hamann, also went so far as to accuse the president of being a rapist. “Trump is a joke, and anyone who doesn’t have their head up their a** understands that,” proclaimed Hamann. “The way he talks about and to women, that alone disqualifies him from leading anything,” Hamann said. “He’s an admitted rapist. He inserts his fingers into women against their consent. Would you be okay with leaving him alone in a room with your wife?”
According to Hamann, Trump is also an anti-American racist.
“He’s anti-American, criticizing war hero John McCain … He’s an out of the closet racist. He’s a liar,” Hamann wrote.
The rant also included several insults directed at supporters of the president.
“It’s not only Trump supporters who can talk like complete a**holes,” Hamann wrote. “As long as that’s what’s coming out of that side, then I’ll match you dumb f**ks word for word. Trump is a half-term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p***y.”
All of that sounds bad enough, but perhaps his claims about former President Barack Obama were even more astonishing.
“Conversely, President Obama ran quite possibly the classiest 2 term presidency in US history,” claimed Hamann. “No scandals, successful commander in chief, zero rape victims, and he improved the economy month after month in terms of unemployment, GDP, and stock market,” he wrote.
Uh…what about Benghazi? Fast and Furious? The IRS targeting of conservative groups? No? I digress.
As you can imagine, the rant in all of its glory almost instantly received condemnation from Maine Republicans.
“Rep. Hamann’s comments demonstrate that he has joined the ranks of the radicalized in the Democrat Party. After these public comments, including a threat on President Trump’s life, House Speaker Sara Gideon should demand his resignation,” Jason Savage, executive director of the Maine GOP, told LifeZette. “The good people of his district and across Maine deserve better than violent threats against our commander in chief.”
And many are calling for Hamann to be disciplined.
“The best way I can describe these comments is simple: unhinged and dangerous,” said Maine GOP Chair Demi Kouzounas in a statement.
“Words cannot even begin to describe the level of revulsion I feel after reading Representative Scott Hamann’s recent tirade that has come to light,” Kouzounas’ statement continued, “Perhaps the most alarming aspect of this tirade is an implied death threat against our president.”
“I not only call on, but demand that Speaker Sara Gideon actually do something about her unethical and radicalized caucus. Is this language and behavior that she is willing to accept from Democrat Representatives?” asked Kouzounas. “She has a choice to make. I know what mine would be if I were in her position.”
Of course, the Facebook posts have since been deleted, and Hamman has released the following statement:
“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. This is not language I typically use, it does not reflect my personal values, and while misguided, it was intended to make a visceral point about the developing political discourse in America.”