Blogger Urges 'Bullet for Obama' on Twitter

Secret Service investigating
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 22, 2010 4:20 AM CDT
President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, makes a statement to the nation Sunday night following the final vote in the House of Representatives for a comprehensive overhaul of the health...   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Secret Service authorities are investigating tweets by a conservative blogger apparently urging "a bullet" to President Obama's "head." Solomon Forell, upset by the impending passage of the health reform bill, noted yesterday that because the nation survived the killings of Lincoln and Kennedy, "we'll surely get over a bullet 2 Barack Obama's head!" reports Jezebel. He later added: "The next American with a clear shot should drop Obama like a bad habit."

Forell later backed off his call, telling DailyFinance: "I have no intent, desire or motivation to harm" the president, adding: "I can't imagine why you're interested in my recent tweets." He also added a tweet saying: "No good American would ever want to see something happen to our POTUS." Forell has operated a number of conservative blogs, including his current offering entitled "Barack Obama was an Electorate Mistake."

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