Hometown voters rebuke NH rep's call for Clinton to be shot

In this May 31, 2016 photo, Al Baldasaro speaks during a news conference in New York. AP file photo by Richard Drew.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Prominent Republicans and New Hampshire voters alike are rebuking comments from state Rep. Al Baldasaro that Hillary Clinton should be "put in the firing line and shot for treason."

Baldasaro made the comments this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he serves as a delegate for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The U.S. Secret Service says it will investigate Baldasaro's remarks.

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and House Speaker Shawn Jasper, both Republicans, are denouncing the comments. A spokeswoman for Trump says the campaign "does not agree" that Clinton should be shot.

New Hampshire voters are accustomed to shocking remarks from Baldasaro — he's mocked a female lawmaker's breasts and expressed "disgust" at a gay soldier. But the five-term representative's latest comments have taken a notably darker turn.


KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press
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