Maine Democrat Scott Hamann declared in the closing of a lengthy, now-deleted Facebook post that “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p***y.”
The U.S. Secret Service told the Portland Press Herald that the agency is looking into the matter, a rant which has sparked outrage on Twitter over what many President Trump fans consider a physical threat against the commander-in-chief.
Threatening the president is a crime, The Hill noted.
Social media users screen-captured the Facebook post (see below) before it disappeared.
Republicans have called on Hamann, a state representative from the Portland area, to resign from the legislature. The state Democratic Party has disavowed his comments, but without calling for him to step down. House Speaker Sara Gideon, a Democrat, is on vacation and has yet to respond to the Hamann controversy or what disciplinary action may or may not occur.