Andrew Anglin, founder of the notorious neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, told his audience that Heidi Cruz, wife of presidential candidate Ted Cruz, “should be in prison or execute [sic] for high treason.”
The threat, which may be illegal under federal law, is completely unsurprising from the neo-Nazi cesspool, which has hosted such voices as Dylann Storm Roof, the alleged Charleston shooter who killed nine African-Americans at the Mother Emanuel AME church last summer.
Under 18 U.S. Code § 1879 – Threats against former Presidents and certain other persons, “whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President, or a member of the immediate family of such candidate shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.” Advocating for the execution of Heidi Cruz certainly seems to fall under such a provision.
A disclaimer at the Daily Stormer states that, “We here at the Daily Stormer are opposed to violence. We seek revolution through the education of the masses. When the information is available to the people, systemic change will be inevitable and unavoidable. Anyone suggesting or promoting violence in the comments section will be immediately banned, permanently.”
In this case, it is Anglin who is advocating violence. Unfortunately, it is unlikely Anglin will immediately ban himself from his own website.
Anglin’s anger stems from Ted Cruz allegedly running ads that feature photos from a past photo shoot with Donald Trump’s wife, Melania. Anglin, who refers to Heidi Cruz, a Goldman Sachs executive, as “Mutant Ted’s slut wife,” is outraged over Ted Cruz attacking Melania when his own wife is a “straight shill for the Jews” who “literally co-authored a paper for the CFR talking about dissolving the US border with Mexico.”
Anglin has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Trump campaign. He regularly refers to Trump as both “Glorious Leader” and “Humble Philosopher.”
An email requesting comment from Anglin about his comments, as well as its potential illegality, was not returned.