Secret Service Investigating Dukes Of Hazzard” Star Over Threat To Biden
The Secret Service has opened an investigation into “Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider over a social media post where the movie star posted on social media that President Joe Biden deserves a public hanging.
According to Deadline magazine, sources with insider knowledge revealed the Secret Service investigation is in its early phase.
'Masked Singer' Loser John Schneider Calls For Public Executions Of President Joe Biden And Son Hunter Biden https://t.co/3wKmCAXqng
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) December 21, 2023
President Biden, in an X post, bashed former President Donald Trump while claiming that his predecessor is a threat to America’s democracy.
“Trump poses many threats to our country: The right to choose, civil rights, voting rights, and America’s standing in the world. But the greatest threat he poses is to our democracy. If we lose that, we lose everything,” Biden wrote.
Trump poses many threats to our country: The right to choose, civil rights, voting rights, and America’s standing in the world.
But the greatest threat he poses is to our democracy.
If we lose that, we lose everything.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 21, 2023
Schneider, 63, responded to Biden’s post, saying the president and his son Hunter Biden are guilty of treason and deserve to be hanged.
BREAKING REPORT: Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider says BIDEN IS 'GUILTY of treason'..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) December 22, 2023
A law enforcement insider told Deadline Magazine that Schneider’s comments fall under the Secret Service’s definition of threat.
“We look at all threats against our protectees and, due to intent, this falls under the definition of a threat,” the law enforcement insider said.
The movie star has, however, denied threatening the president, adding that what he wrote was his position to which he is entitled.
“This is my final comment on this. I neither said nor implied any such thing. Despite headlines claiming otherwise, in my post, I absolutely did not call for an act of violence or threaten a U.S. president as many other celebrities have done in the past,” Schneider said in a statement. “I suggest you re-read my actual post and pay attention to the words before believing this nonsense. It’s my position, which I am entitled to have, that some of our nations [sic.] leaders in Washington have lost their way, and corruption runs rampant, both on our nation’s borders and abroad. Transparency and accountability must happen in order for our constitutional republic to survive. There is no threat implied or otherwise in that statement.”
Schneider could face up to five years behind bars and a $250,000 fine if he is found guilty of threatening the president.