NH Sheriff Candidate Would Use Deadly Force To Stop Abortions
You know someone is pretty freaking far out there when even Republicans are calling your comments “Irresponsible, outrageous, and inappropriate.” Not surprisingly, Szabo has no background in law enforcement at all, though does have a history with the Tea Party and other political groups.
MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – A man running for sheriff in New Hampshire says if he is elected, he will arrest anyone involved in an abortion in his county.
Frank Szabo set off a firestorm with the comments. People on all sides of the political spectrum have condemned the statements, but Szabo stands by them. He says it’s the sheriff’s job to protect every citizen – even the unborn.
Republican for Hillsborough County Sheriff. But he injected a new issue in the debate when he sent out a press release saying he would arrest anyone performing an abortion.
He took it a step further when asked how far he’d go to stop one.
“Deadly force is the last thing law enforcement should be using, if a citizen’s life is in danger they should be protected,” says Szabo. “If there is no other choice, that’s what’s needed to protect the citizen.”
Republicans called Szabo’s statement, “Irresponsible, outrageous, and inappropriate.”
Szabo isn’t backing down.
He says, “Why is there a difference between someone who is 20 years old and their life is in danger and someone who is nine months in utero.”
Szabo will face off against the current sheriff in the Republican primary next month.