GOP Candidate Who Made Face-Stomping Comments Says ‘Don’t Confuse Anger With Passion,’ Gets Completely Torched
Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner (R) released a video on Friday morning claiming that he would use his metal golf cleats to “stomp all over” Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) face.
Later Friday night, the Republican candidate released a second video where he claimed that he used a “poor metaphor” and that people shouldn’t confuse “anger with passion.”
Wagner released the video below:
I've taken down the video I made earlier today. Here's why:https://t.co/h67652zjc5
— Scott R. Wagner (@realScottWagner) October 12, 2018
But he didn’t receive the response he thought he would get. Instead, people called him out again.
Governors need to be able to react with a decorum and use of calculated speech in the face of adversity. Your video this morning showed you do not have that. You should take anger management classes to deal with your anger issues.
— Dame Dahlia (@damedahlia) October 12, 2018
So threatening to stomp a political opponent with golf cleats is "passion", not "anger". You'll have to peddle that nonsense somewhere else.
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." Maya Angelou
— Laurie K. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 (@scribler2) October 12, 2018
Isn't threatening a government official a federal offense??
— Julie (@Julesp783) October 12, 2018
Apparently only GOP extremists are passionate. The rest of us are angry mobs. Thankfully, angry mobs know how to stand in line and vote.
— Jenna R. (@jenki73) October 13, 2018
Sorry, there is no acceptable reason for this rant. It was a terrorist threat. Are you the poster child for our kids? I don’t think so. Shameful.
— David Letts (@snapshotdave) October 12, 2018
I don't really care why you took it down. I'm a lifelong Pennsylvanian, and I want no part of you. I will not only proudly cast my vote for @GovernorTomWolf, but will also be encouraging EVERYONE I have EVER known in Pennsylvania to do the same.
— Teri Shockey (@1912Fenway) October 12, 2018
Well, I wasn't voting for you before… but now I'm REALLY not voting for you. Like super, duper, not voting for you. #TeamWolf
— Judge James (@ILive4Crits) October 13, 2018
— WaltSarx (@WaltSarx) October 12, 2018
You MAY have? No your behavior was unbecoming of a Governor. No matter your political party you incited violence and this is not the first time. You should apologize. I live in PA. I PAY PA TAXES. Passion does not give you a pass to be careless with words or actions.
— Mabel (@Mabel84744443) October 12, 2018