Donald Trump Adviser on Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Scandal: She Should Be "Shot for Treason"
New Hampshire state representative Al Baldasaro said of Clinton in an interview on the 'Jeff Kuhner Show,' "She is a disgrace for the lies that she told those mothers about their children that got killed over there in Benghazi."
The Secret Service confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that it "will conduct the appropriate investigation" after Donald Trump adviser Al Baldasaro said in a radio interview that Hillary Clinton should be "put in the firing line and shot for treason" for her actions in the Benghazi email scandal.
Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said in a statement to THR, "The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation."
Questioned Thursday on radio program the Jeff Kuhner Show, host Jeff Kuhner asked, "What do you make of Benghazi and as a veteran? Is Hillary Clinton responsible?"
The New Hampshire state representative firmly responded, "I’m a veteran that went to Desert Shield, Desert Storm. I’m also a father who sent a son to war, to Iraq, as a Marine Corps helicopter avionics technician. Hillary Clinton, to me, is the Jane Fonda of the Vietnam."
"She is a disgrace for the lies that she told those mothers about their children that got killed over there in Benghazi. She dropped the ball on over 400 emails requesting backup security. Something’s wrong there," the war veteran, who has spoken at numerous Trump events, continued in his explanation of Clinton.
"This whole thing disgusts me," Baldasaro said. "Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.”
The bewildered political adviser further shared his puzzlement on Clinton not being charged by the FBI for mishandling classified information. "What I don’t understand is, how can Democrats, liberals, progressives, how can you turn your back on somebody — a piece of garbage like her — that gets away with stuff like this and your everyday normal American goes to jail or gets kicked out of the military or loses their job on the State Department," he said. "It’s a shame how the Democrats turn their back on that stuff."
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.
Listen to the full interview below.
July 20, 4:41 p.m.: Updated with Secret Service statement.