House Speaker Comments on Delegate's Tweet Toward Clinton

Tim Armstead.

House Speaker Tim Armstead has weighed in on a tweet by a member of the House of Delegates that said Hillary Clinton should be publically executed on the Washington Mall.

The tweet by Berkeley County Delegate Michael Folk caused his employer, United Airlines, to suspend him from flying aircraft while it investigates.

In a statement yesterday, Armstead said Folk is not part of the leadership team of the House and his comments are his own.

Armstead says while he and other Republicans have great concern about Clinton’s views particularly about the energy industry, he condemns any calls for violence against her or any other person.

Armstead also says it’s unfortunate that the national campaign has become so emotionally charged and he hopes as the general election approaches that the focus will be on the candidates, their policies and their impact on the state.