A Florida man running for a seat in the state legislature is standing behind a Tweet where he wrote 'It's time to arrest the President and 'hang him high.'
Josh Black says he did not expect all the attention he got over his Tweet. He's says he's Tweeted negatively about the President before and he's not backing down on his opinions.
'I know that we don't use hanging as a method of execution here in the U.S. anymore, so be it. Whatever method is applicable for the situation, I just want justice to be served,' said the candidate.
Black says he was having a Twitter conversation with others who oppose many of the President's actions.
In regards to deadly drone strikes against US citizens in the middle east, Black wrote, 'I'm past impeachment. It's time to arrest and hang him high.'
His tweet, where Black agreed with someone who said the president should be 'hung high,' came from anger over a 2011 drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awalki, an American-born al Qaeda planner in Yemen.
Al-Awlaki's son died soon after in a strike officials later admitted was a mistake.
'I believe that every murder should face the death penalty. When George Zimmerman took out Trayvon Martin everyone wanted justice, ok, so we stick him in front of a jury and put him on trial and we give the evidence to a jury and we see what they say. If they say guilty. Death penalty,' said Black.