Frank Szabo, New Hampshire ‘Oathkeeper’ Sheriff Candidate, Threatens Abortionists With ‘Deadly Force’
More sovereign sheriff religious wingnuttery — when did ignoring the constitution become a Republican value?
Frank Szabo, the Republican candidate for Sheriff of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, said in a Wednesday interview with a local television station that if elected, he would arrest and prosecute those involved in legal abortions, referencing the possibility of using deadly force to stop abortions.
Frank Szabo, who is running for sheriff in Hillsborough County, caused an uproar with his threats to crack down on legal abortion with arrests, prosecution and further actions aimed at doctors.
“Deadly force is always a last resort,” Szabo said in interview with the television station WMUR on Wednesday. “Why would anyone object to the use of deadly force to prevent the murder of an unborn human?”
“Well, I would hope that it wouldn’t come to that, as with any situation where someone is in danger, but again, specifically talking about elective abortions and late-term abortions, that is an act that needs to be stopped,” said Szabo.
The statement echoed an earlier press release, in which Szabo announced, “Abortion on demand is murder. Once elected, Sheriff Szabo will arrest anyone involved in the murder of a citizen of Hillsborough County.” He also expressed his opinion that the county sheriff had no superior officer, and did not have to take orders from other elected officials.