Virulent anti-Hillary rhetoric has been pervasive in the 2016 election, the flames of rage fanned by her political opponents and media detractors. The deeply unjust and sickening attacks continue to ratchet up as she gets closer to the presidency. 

From USA Today:

Political rivals called on a West Virginia lawmaker to resign Saturday after he suggested on social media that Hillary Clinton be “hung on the Mall in Washington.” Republican Michael Folk, who represents Berkeley County in West Virginia’s House of Delegates, tweeted Clinton “should be tried for treason, murder and crimes against the U.S. Constitution … then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC.”

CNN updates the story:

A West Virginia lawmaker said Saturday he regrets tweeting that Hillary Clinton should be “hung on the mall in Washington, D.C.,” as punishment for her use of a private email server as secretary of state. But Michael Folk, a member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates, said he still believes Clinton should be tried for treason.

Sadly, Folk’s despicable words are hardly unusual when it comes to Hillary. Browse social media for ten minutes and you’ll see much worse.

At a speech in New York, Donald Trump, who has been calling Hillary a “crooked” criminal, read this letter:

“Hillary Clinton, who already has the blood of so many on her hands, is now announcing that she is willing to put each and every one of our lives in harms’ way – an open door policy to criminals and terrorists to enter our country. Hillary is not concerned about you or I, she is only concerned about the power the presidency would bring to her. She needs to go to prison to pay for the crimes she has already committed against this country.”

Republicans and their media enablers have made it OK to bash Hillary in the most vicious and aggressive terms. So we shouldn’t be surprised when a Republican lawmaker takes the rhetoric one step further and calls for Hillary’s execution.

Frankly, we wouldn’t have been shocked if those words had come from Donald or one of his cronies.

UPDATE: United takes action.