Joshua Black, a Republican candidate for Florida House District 68, is being investigated because of his inflammatory tweets.
As it turns out, it’s never a good idea to call for the hanging of a president. It could get you some very serious attention from the men in black who guard the nation’s leader.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, while Joshua Black—the political candidate seeking to win a seat in the Florida House of Representatives—gained a lot of name recognition, Twitter followers and attention from news media for his infamous suggestion, he also received a visit from the Secret Service.
Black, who is currently a taxi driver, told Tampa Bay Times reporters that the men in black were waiting for him at his house while he taped an interview, but didn’t seem to understand why his tweet brought him the unwarranted attention from the president’s personal guards.
“It was not a threat,” he insisted, telling reporters that it was merely an expression of his horror at the killing of U.S. citizens with drones without due process.
On Monday, Black became the focus of much attention for a tweet he sent out calling for the president to be hanged.