“Deadly Force” Sheriff Said He Let His “Imagination Get Out of Control”

County Sheriff candidate Frank Szabo wants you to know he has changed his mind, and he won’t actually kill people who terminate pregnancies. That was just a ilttle fantasy he had, that’s all.

His press release, which is partially headlined “Candidate Says He Let His Imagination Get Out of Control,” reads:

“I want to be clear to the people of New Hampshire that I made several comments about the use of deadly force against abortion doctors that I regret, that I apologize for and that I fully retract,” Szabo said. “Clearly, I feel very strongly about life beginning at conception, and that will not change. But, in making comments yesterday, I let my passionate stance against abortion get the better of me.

“What I said was inexcusable, and as sheriff, I would not use lethal force against an abortion doctor,” Szabo said. “To explain my misstatement, however, I want to point out that for someone as adamantly pro-life as me, walking in on an abortion is the equivalent of walking in on someone who is in the process of stabbing someone else. When caught off guard by questions about using lethal force, I answered based on that understanding. While I maintain that abortion is unlawful because it strips the right to life from a helpless unborn child, I recognize it is legal, and for that reason deadly force against an abortion doctor is not justifiable.”

Now we are left to wonder if preparing for civil war is someone’s imagination getting out of control in Texas, too.

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  • liberaldem

    Since he considers abortion to be taking a life, would Mr. Szabo also consider, in his fevered imagination, using deadly force against the woman having the abortion? 

    As horrifying as Mr. Szabo’s statements are, in a way I’m glad that he made them, because it exposes how extreme some anti-choice candidates truly are.