For years now we have known that Londonderry State Representative Al Baldasaro is a loudmouth who says whatever pops into his head no matter how truthful it may be.
But this time he has gone too far.
First he told interviewers that Hillary Clinton should be “put in the firing line and shot for treason” over the attacks in Benghazi, Libya. People were shocked and outraged that he publicly called for the execution of Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
His comments not only drew national outrage but it drew the attention of the Secret Service.
“The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation,” said Shawn L. Holtzclaw, a spokesman for the Secret Service.
Even the Republican Speaker of the House, Shawn Jasper, was appalled at the comments spewing from Baldasaro’s mouth.
“Whether a person likes Hillary Clinton or not, the idea that a New Hampshire lawmaker would suggest that a candidate should be executed is just outrageous,” Jasper said.
Baldasaro, a retired Marine Corps veteran, continued to shock people by standing up for Donald Trump as he attacked the Khan family who lost their 27 year old son in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In his death, Capitan Humayun Khan saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. CBS News explains:
“In 2004, Captain Khan was deployed from Germany to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, despite the fact that his four years of required service had technically been completed. Then on June 8th, four months into his tour of duty, Khan was inspecting soldiers on guard duty when a suspicious vehicle approached the gate of his compound at high speed. Khan ordered his fellow soldiers to stay back, as he took 10 steps toward the car with his arm outstretched. The car then exploded, killing Khan, but its improvised explosive device detonated before it could reach the gates and the nearby mess hall where hundreds of Khan’s fellow soldiers were eating breakfast.”
Like Trump, Baldasaro took to twitter to spread wild conspiracy theories calling Khizr Khan, Humayun’s father who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, “a Muslim Brotherhood agent.”
Al Baldasaro is, right now, the face of NH as far as the rest of the world is concerned. His violent rhetoric calling for the death of a presidential candidate does not represent the residents of the state of NH. His slandering of the family of a US soldier who died serving his country is beyond the pale.
It is time for Representative Al Baldasaro to either step down or be removed from office for his outrageous comments and publicly disgracing the State of New Hampshire, the people of New Hampshire, and the office he was elected to.
I am calling on Governor Maggie Hassan and House Speaker Shawn Jasper to “convene a special session of the legislature and vote to expel Rep. Al Baldasaro from his current position as State Representative for dishonoring the NH House of Representatives and disgracing the state of New Hampshire.”
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Petition to be delivered to Governor Maggie Hassan and Speaker of the House Shawn Jasper:
We are calling on you to convene a special session of the legislature and vote to expel Rep. Al Baldasaro from his current position as State Representative for dishonoring the NH House of Representatives and disgracing the state of New Hampshire.
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