InfoWars “War Room” host Owen Shroyer has called for the lynching of “treasonous” former President Barack Obama, telling viewers to “find the tallest tree and a rope.”
Shroyer made the controversial remark while discussing an article by far-right news site Breitbart titled, “Emails Show Obama’s State Department’s Role in Anti-Trump Coup Cabal.”
The host launched into a tirade against the former president during a livestream on Tuesday, accusing Obama of trying to bring down Trump and being a traitor to the nation, before suggesting that he should be killed.
“Folks, Obama was emailing Hillary Clinton on her illegal server under a secret name, that came out in emails,” Shroyer said, according to Newsweek. “And he claimed he didn’t know she had it. Barack Obama is a treasonous…he belongs in jail. He belongs in Guantanamo Bay. I mean look, I’m not saying this should happen but Barack Obama, you know, find the tallest tree and a rope.”
Shroyer, who hosts an InfoWars show called “War Room,” InfoWars founder and owner Alex Jones and InfoWars itself are banned from YouTube—but at the time of reporting versions of the video uploaded by other users are available to watch on the platform.
YouTube’s violent or graphic content policies prohibit videos that incite others to commit violent acts against individuals or a defined group of people. YouTube did not respond to a request for comment from Newsweek at the time of reporting.
When journalist Judd Legum tweeted about Shroyer’s lynching remark, the InfoWars host responded by saying, “Do you support free speech?”
Do you support free speech? https://t.co/0WaeOzyvLA
— J Owen Shroyer (@allidoisowen) June 20, 2019