The Democratic state representative in Maine who threatened President Trump's life in a Facebook post earlier this week has since apologized in a follow-up post.
State Rep. Scott Hamann said his Tuesday night comment that Trump would not make it through his first term in office if he ever encountered the president was "aggressively sarcastic" and "inappropriate."
"This is not language I typically use, it does not reflect my personal values and, while misguided, it was intended to make a visceral point about the devolving political discourse in America," Hamann said in the private post, according to a local news outlet.
In the original post, Hamann called a "childhood friend" who disagreed with him about Trump a "fucking pussy."
"See, it's not only Trump supporters who can talk like complete assholes," Hamann wrote in a lengthy comment on someone's post. "As long as that's what's coming out of that side, then I'll match you dumb fucks word for word. Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that pussy."
The Maine GOP provided the Washington Examiner with a screenshot of a private conversation between Hamann and a man named Keith. Hamann alleged he would take legal action against the other man for possibly reporting the abusive content.
"If your feelings were hurt by a conversation between two friends, then don't read. And if anything negative comes from your attack on my employment, my attorney will be in touch. Cease and desist," Hamann wrote.
Bangor Daily News said Secret Service has not launched an investigation into Hamann.