Message Threatening Opponent Removed by GOP Pennsylvania Governor Candidate

October 15, 2018 AT 9:40 AM

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.”

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