Of course he’s the victim here.
Lars Maischak, a history professor at Fresno State, has issued an apology after sending a tweet that appeared to call for and condone the execution of President Donald Trump.
On late Wednesday morning, the account he had been tweeting from had been deleted. It was unclear who, or why, the account was removed.
Maischak sent the following email to Action News reporter Cory James late Wednesday morning:
Statement Regarding My Tweets on U.S. Politics
Apr 12 2017
I apologize for the tone and content of my statements made on twitter.
I ask forgiveness of those who felt threatened or offended by them.
It was never my intent to harm anyone, nor to encourage others to harm anyone.
My statements each represent the end point of a dark train of thought triggered by my despair over the actions of the present U.S. government.
That is what I meant by calling them “dark predictions.”
It felt cathartic at the time to write them down.
With 28 followers on twitter at the time, I never expected them to be read by anyone but a close circle of acquaintances who would know to place them in their context.
To treat twitter as of no more consequence than a journal was a poor decision.
Notice he doesn’t apologize to the president. Now he should lose his job and face prosecution.
Fresno State President Joseph Castro said Wednesday that he and his staff will continue to cooperate with federal investigators in their probe of a German-born history professor who ignited a firestorm when he said on Twitter that President Donald Trump must hang to save democracy.
In a conference call with reporters, Castro said has been in frequent contact with the FBI, Secret Service and Homeland Security since last Saturday when professor Lars Maischak made national headlines after a report surfaced that he had tweeted “to save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better.”
On Wednesday, Maischak apologized for his actions in a written statement given to The Bee. In addition, Maischak said that he has deleted his Twitter account and is “prepared to take full responsibility for my statements.”