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University Professor: ‘To Save American Democracy, Trump Must Hang…The Sooner and the Higher, the Better’

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A Fresno State University professor who recently tweeted about executing Republicans has followed up by suggesting that Donald Trump should be sentenced to death.
The university says that a preliminary review determined that Lars Maischak made the comments in his capacity as a private citizen, but is investigating further to determine whether any of his statements violated the law.

A California State University, Fresno professor who recently tweeted about executing Republicans has followed up by suggesting that Donald Trump should be sentenced to death.

Professor Lars Maischak tweeted on Sunday that he is “convinced, given the nature of his regime, that [Trump] will be held accountable for his crimes in a court…and that historical precedent suggests that a death sentence is inevitable, if democracy prevails.”

The American history professor had already come under fire during the previous weekend for an earlier tweet that he made claiming that “Justice = The execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant.”

In addition to that February 22 tweet, Maischak has made numerous other statements promoting violence against Republicans, even claiming that “Trump’s Republicanism stands in a continuity with Fascism,” and that “to save American Democracy, Trump must hang.”

“I do not intend to harm Mr. Trump, nor do I wish for anyone else to harm Mr. Trump by way of an assassination!” Maischak subsequently clarified. “I am, however, convinced, given the nature of his regime, that he will be held accountable for his crimes in a court, and that historical precedent suggests that a death sentence is inevitable, if democracy prevails.”

In response to the public outcry over the tweets, Fresno State President Joseph Castro released a statement acknowledging the “deep co…

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