Matt Harrigan, CEO of PacketSled let his emotions get the best of him over the weekend when he had a meltdown on Facebook calling for the assassination of President Elect Trump.
“Bring it secret service,” were one of the many alarming comments Harrigan made, including claims that he would attempt the assassination with a sniper. The incident has since been reported to the Secret Service.
Another Facebook user commented to remind the CEO of his privilege as an American, which he obviously doesn’t recognize. Harrigan later said it was all just a joke and apologized in another post on Facebook:
“My recent facebook comment was intended to be a joke, in the context of a larger conversation, and only privately shared as such. Anyone who knows me, knows that I do not engage in this form of rhetoric with any level of seriousness and the comment most certainly does not represent my real personal views in any regard. I apologize if anything that I said was either taken seriously, was offensive, or caused any legitimate concern. Best Regards, Matt Harrigan”
Here’s a statement from PacketSled who didn’t find any humor in the comments made by their CEO:
“PacketSled takes recent comments made by our CEO, seriously. Once we were made aware of these comments, we immediately reported this information to the secret service and will cooperate fully with any inquiries. These comments do not reflect the views or opinions of PacketSled, its employees, investors or partners. Our CEO has been placed on administrative leave.”
Must suck having a CEO that has to stay on that short of a leash. Some people just lack self control.