Message Threatening Opponent Removed by GOP Pennsylvania Governor Candidate
By Marc Levy
Pennsylvania’s Republican candidate for governor had some advice Friday for his Democratic opponent: Put on a catcher’s mask because “I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”
Hours later, Scott Wagner removed the nearly 3-minute video posted on Facebook, and said he may have used a poor choice of words and that his passion should not be confused with anger.
It was, however, the latest time the former state senator and waste-hauling millionaire has used violent imagery to describe how he would get things done in the Capitol, and it revived a theme that has been used against Wagner previously in the campaign.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s campaign responded by calling it a threat of violence that shows Wagner “is unhinged and unfit for office.”