Sam Koivisto, a one-time Jacksonville, Fla., police officer, resigned from his job after saying he would volunteer to kill President Barack Obama. He told investigators he was frustrated with the November 6 election results and the threat was nothing but talk. He told the Florida Times-Union that the issue was “blown out of proportion” and that he was planning to retire in five months anyway. He said the early retirement was probably “best for everybody,” the newspaper reports.
Koivisto, 57, retired last week rather than face an investigation into the comments he made after Obama’s re-election. During his Nov. 9 interview, he also told the integrity unit he had said he would not be bothered if a nuclear explosion “killed them all,” referring to residents of Northeastern states struck by Hurricane Sandy. They were Obama supporters, he said.
He told colleagues: “If an order was given to kill Obama or something, then I wouldn’t mind being the guy.” He told them the comments were all hyperbole and not actual threats. “That’s not saying I’m going to do it or would do it, and that’s never going to happen,” he added. Listen to the full audio. Source: Florida Times-Union
Those comments were very inappropriate, particularly coming from a police officer. Well, one less rogue police officer to worry about. It’s time the Republicans got over President Obama’s reelection. He’s here for four more years.