The Secret Service has opened an investigation into ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider for a comment he made in response to Joe Biden on social media.

“Trump poses many threats to our country: The right to choose, civil rights, voting rights, and America’s standing in the world. But the greatest threat he poses is to our democracy. If we lose that, we lose everything,” Joe Biden posted on X.

John Schneider’s reply grabbed the attention of the Secret Service.

“Mr. President, I believe you are guilty of treason and should be publicly hung. Your son too. Your response is..? Sincerely, John Schneider,” he wrote in response.

Here’s a screenshot:

Read additional replies to Joe Biden’s post:

According to Deadline, Schneider said he “absolutely did not call for an act of violence or threaten a U.S. president as many other celebrities have done in the past.”

Per Deadline:

Seriously, folks?” said Schneider to Deadline today in the second of two statements on his Biden remarks. “This is my final comment on this. I neither said nor implied any such thing. Despite headlines claiming otherwise, in my post, I absolutely did not call for an act of violence or threaten a U.S. president as many other celebrities have done in the past. I suggest you re-read my actual post and pay attention to the words before believing this nonsense.”

“It’s my position, which I am entitled to have, that some of our nations [sic.] leaders in Washington have lost their way, and corruption runs rampant, both on our nation’s borders and abroad,” Schneider went on to say. “Transparency and accountability must happen in order for our constitutional republic to survive. There is no threat implied or otherwise in that statement.”

Officially, the White House and the Secret Service, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security, are saying nothing on any investigation of Schneider. However, sources close to events confirm a probe is in the preliminary stage.

“We look at all threats against our protectees and, due to intent, this falls under the definition of a threat,” a law enforcement insider informed Deadline Thursday.

A federal Class D felony, a “credible” threat against the president is subject to up to five years behind bars and a $250,000 fine. Restrictions on going online can be applied too by a judge in sentencing, as can three years of supervised release. The law “prohibits knowing and willful threats to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm against” the President, the VP, their predecessors, potential successors and their respective “immediate family.”

If the government deems the threat was real, any “prosecution …would not only require proof that the statement could reasonably be perceived as a threat but would also require some evidence that the maker intended the statement to be a threat,” according to the statute.

Social media strategist and podcast host Joey Mannarino highlighted the hypocrisy because of the threats made against Donald Trump and his voters.

Mannarino writes:

What John Schneider said about Biden is NOTHING, compared to 8 years of the left threatening Trump and his voters.


Madonna said in 2017 that she often thought of “blowing up the white house.”

And Kathy Griffin paraded around with the mock decapitated head of President Trump.

Did they get Secret Service investigations?

What about the 1000s of crazed liberals who violently marched on the Trump White House?

Anything happen to them?

Joe Biden has enabled the wholesale invasion of our southern border.

There is absolutely no way this is not treasonous.

John Schneider isn’t wrong but this is par for the course with Biden’s agencies.

Saying someone is treasonous isn’t a threat.

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