A conservative commentator for a St. Louis television station owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group has resigned after backlash over a tweet in which he threatened to violently assault 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg.
Jamie Allman, who hosted a nightly show on Sinclair’s ABC-affiliate station KDNL, tweeted on March 26 that he was “preparing” to assault Hogg with “a hot poker,” the Washington Post reports. Allman also hosts a conservative talk radio show.
Hogg and his classmates have become vocal advocates of stronger gun control legislation since 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14.
Laura Ingraham, a prominent Fox News commentator, also lost the support of nearly 20 advertisers following a Twitter feud with Hogg. Ingraham took a week-long vacation, which she said was pre-planned, but returned Monday to resume her show.