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Sanders supporter tries to place Hillary Clinton obit, gets call from Secret Service

He claims it was just 'political humor.'

Feb 29, 2020, 11:18 am*

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Kate Conger 

Kate Conger

A man who appears to be a Bernie Sanders supporter attempted to submit an obituary for Hillary Clinton to a Las Vegas newspaper—but ended up getting a visit from the Secret Service. 

The man identified himself as Don Schubert, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and visited the paper’s offices on Friday to fill out an obituary form for Clinton. Schubert listed Clinton’s date of death as Saturday, Feb. 20, the day of the Nevada caucuses. Staff members observed Schubert wearing a Bernie Sanders sticker on his shirt and noted that he had several Sanders stickers on his car. Schubert’s home in Long Beach, California, was listed on Sanders’ website as a volunteer phone bank location. 

The paper called the Secret Service and reported Schubert’s actions. 

Schubert said he had been contacted by the Secret Service but explained that the obituary had been an attempt at “political humor,” according to the Review-Journal

Schubert had called the paper before to discuss the coin-flip decisions that became somewhat controversial during the Iowa caucuses

Clinton won Saturday’s Nevada caucuses 52 percent to Sanders’ 47 percent. The Democratic primaries continue this week in South Carolina. 

H/T The Hill | Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2016, 3:22 pm