“HONEY BADGER OF AMERICAN POLITICS” BACK IN THE WILD …
|| By FITSNEWS || Former SCGOP executive director and social media provocateur Todd Kincannon has been released from a South Carolina mental health facility, sources familiar with his situation tell FITS.
Kincannon’s release comes nearly two weeks after the S.C. Supreme Court suspended his license to practice law in the Palmetto State – and placed him on “incapacity inactive status.”
What prompted the court’s decision?
According to sources at the Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC), the self-described “honey badger of American politics” had some sort of “meltdown” during a court appearance in late August. In the aftermath of this incident, Kincannon is said to have sent “multiple emails and facsimile messages” reportedly containing “menacing language and images” to a variety of different recipients.
Among those images? Pictures of Kincannon with a gun pointed to his own head.
Like this one …
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Kincannon was charged with criminal domestic violence in April in the aftermath of a bizarre incident involving his wife, Ashely Griffith. According to a police report, he grabbed Griffith’s arm during a March 26 argument inside their parked car, “squeezing it tightly, thus preventing her from exiting the vehicle.”
Griffith told police at the time that her husband threatened to kill her, himself and her family during the incident – threats he is accused of having made previously.
Kincannon blamed the April incident on an “accidental overdose” of the prescription drug Benzonatate – which he says he took to deal with an upper respiratory infection.
Griffith declined to cooperate with the prosecution of her husband. She also declined to be interviewed for this report.
For years, Kincannon has inflamed the far left with his over-the-top social media pronouncements – prompting liberal websites across the country to gleefully document his recent legal troubles.
We’ve always been a fan of Kincannon’s … appreciating his intelligence and his role in the marketplace of ideas (even when we haven’t agreed with what he’s had to say).
But this year clearly hasn’t been a good one for him … and it seems obvious he’s got some issues which need to be addressed if he’s going to get back into the game (where we would argue his perspective is needed).
As we said in our report two weeks ago, we continue to hope Kincannon gets the help he needs …