Carl P. Paladino – co-chairman of Donald Trump’s New York campaign – is still in the mood for a hanging.
Stephani Williams, a Republican convention delegate from Utah who opposes Trump’s nomination for president, learned about the bombastic Buffalo businessman the same way many others have over the years: via email.
“You should be hung for treason Stefani,” Paladino said in an email to Williams.
She shared the missive with The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper. “There will not be a Republican Party if you attempt to replace Trump. I’ll be in your face in Cleveland,” Paladino wrote her.
In a conversation with the Hill, Paladino did not deny sending Williams an email suggesting she be hanged.
“What the person was proposing is to encourage violation of the rules of the Republican Party under which Donald Trump rose legally to be the presumptive candidate,” Paladino wrote in an email to The Hill. “The person is being treacherous to the party in doing so and as such the colloquialism is appropriate and if the person’s underwear is all bunched up over his or her sensitivity to my reaction then tell the person if he or she can’t take the heat of what he or she dished out, then get out of the kitchen.”
For her part, Williams was not particularly impressed by Paladino’s email.
“I was pretty taken aback that a delegate, for one, and a member of the credentials committee, would send such a nasty, threatening email,” Williams told The Hill. “There have been some less-than pleasant emails I’ve received from delegates, but this was the top.”
The note to Williams comes a week after Paladino tweeted, and then deleted, a suggestion that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch be lynched. Paladino later said his “Lynch @LorettaLynch” tweet was sent in error.