Maine State Rep. Scott Hamann (D.) is receiving calls to resign after writing a Facebook post Tuesday night in which he used violent language against President Donald Trump.
"Trump is a joke, and anyone who doesnt [sic] have their head up their ass understands that," Hamann said. "100% of intelligent Americans agree that Trump is a complete loser."
"But go back to clinging to your guns because you're afraid. Pussy. See, it's not only Trump supporters who can talk like complete assholes. As long as that's what's coming out of that side, then I'll match you dumb fucks word for word," he said.
Immediately following was the threat that concluded his post: "Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I get within 10 feet of that pussy."
Hamann said Trump was "an admitted rapist" and asked whether "you would be okay with leaving him alone in a room with your wife?"
"Conversely, President Obama ran quite possibly the classiest 2 term presidency in US history, no scandals, successful commander in chief, zero rape victims, and he improved the economy," Hamann said.
Maine GOP chair Demi Kouzounas issued a statement calling on Hamann to resign or be forced to resign by the Democratic caucus.
The South Portland lawmaker said in a statement Wednesday that he regretted the post.
"I regret my impulsive decision to post something aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate in a Facebook exchange with a childhood friend," Hamann said. "While the tone of the post was born out of frustration with the vile language currently surrounding politics, I should not have responded with the same language.
"This is not language I typically use, it does not reflect my personal values, and while misguided, it was intended to make a visceral point about the devolving political discourse in America," Hamann continued.