Candidate reconsiders ‘stomp’ your face video

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee is taking down a video posted online in which he advises Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to put on a catcher’s mask because he’s going to stomp all over his face with golf spikes.

Scott Wagner said in a separate video statement hours later Friday that he had used a poor choice of words, and that his passion shouldn’t be confused with anger.

Wagner made the earlier comments in a nearly 3-minute Facebook video post. His campaign had said they weren’t to be taken literally, but were a metaphor for how he’ll approach the campaign’s final stretch before the Nov. 6 election.

Wolf’s campaign says the comments show Wagner is “unhinged and unfit for office.”

It’s the latest comment Wagner’s made that references violence.

 

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