Michael Folk, a Republican legislator from West Virginia and a United Airlines pilot, has been suspended by United for sending a tweet to Hillary Clinton calling for her public execution by hanging.
This pilot has been removed from flying pending our investigation. We are appalled by his threatening comments. https://t.co/H1teA2nqsj
— United Airlines (@united) July 17, 2016
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Said Folk’s Tweet: “You should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC.”
Folk said he posted the tweet with regard to the FBI’s decision not to charge Clinton over her private email server.
Folk has since deleted the tweet and called it “hyperbole.”
“This pilot has been removed from flying pending our investigation,” United Continental Holdings Inc. tweeted Sunday. “We are appalled by his threatening comments.” …
Reached on his mobile phone, Folk declined to comment…