Florida is really a nutty place, no?
A secret recording of William Braddock, who is running for a congressional seat in Florida, has shocked many with a recording of him seemingly threatening to assassinate his political rival.
Speaking to an activist before he was a candidate, Braddock mentions assassinating his GOP competition, Anna Paulina Luna, multiple times.
“I really don’t want to have to end anybody’s life for the good of the people of the United States of America,” he said in audio obtained by Politico. “That will break my heart. But if it needs to be done, it needs to be done. Luna is a f**king speed bump in the road. She’s a dead squirrel you run over every day when you leave the neighborhood.”
At another point in the recording, Braddock claims he has “access” to a “hit squad” consisting of Russians and Ukrainians.
“Don’t get caught out in public supporting Luna … Luna’s gonna go down and I hope it’s by herself,” he said of Luna, who is running to fill a seat being vacated by Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Florida), who has announced his intention of running for governor.
At another point, Braddock claims Luna will “disappear” if polling shows her ahead of him.
“My polling people are going to charge me $20,000 to do a poll right before the primary. And if the poll says Luna’s gonna win, she’s gonna be gone. She’s gonna disappear,” he said, later suggesting a “few” must be “sacrificed” for the good of the nation.
The congressional hopeful even says he’s “not joking” about Luna disappearing and it’s “beyond” his control “at this point.”
Asked about these ‘assassins’ at the ready, Braddock claimed they are “Russian mafia” who will take out a target “up close and personal.”
Braddock has responded to the recording, saying it is “allegedly” him, but he has not yet heard it, and suggested it could have been edited.
“This is a dirty political tactic that has caused a lot of people a lot of stress and is completely unnecessary,” he said.
Erin Olszewski, who is behind the recording and has been threatened with a lawsuit by Braddock, pushed back and said she did not edit the clip and only recorded Braddock because she was concerned about his “unhinged” anger towards Luna, who has the backing of both Donald Trump and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida).
Gaetz tweeted on Thursday that Luna is an “honest person” and he appeared to confirm that he also believes there has been an assassination plot against her.
Gaetz was able to score a couple points on this one, for sure.
“Gaetz-backed candidate tells the truth about plot to assassinate her amid media smears.”
Fixed it for you, @DailyMail.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 17, 2021
But it’s unlikely they will even stop this Braddock from running, let alone investigate him for planning an assassination.
Luna is a Lauren Boebert style “sexy single mom with guns.”
But after she’s done killing the enemies of freedom… she’ll be happy to go on a picnic with you.
I’m really exhausted by “sexy politics women.” In fact, I’m literally exhausted by all women.
But okay. Whatever.
(This story is several days old, but there aren’t really any updates on it.)