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Hoffman Apologizes After ‘Threat’

In a flap over a bond issue in Boise, Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation has apologized to a woman who felt threatened by a comment posted by Hoffman subordinate, Dustin Hurst. In a column, Hoffman opposed the bond. Emily Walton, founder of Idaho Civic Engagement Project, responded with “What Wayne Hoffman doesn't know about Boise,” prompting Hurst to write: “Emily Walton just picked a fight with Wayne Hoffman? This will not end well for Emily. Not at all.” Onward to Eye on Boise coverage:

Walton responded this morning with a press release demanding an apology from Hoffman. “That’s a pretty ominous threat,” she wrote. “It’s not going to end well for me? … My sister is wondering if I need to hire a bodyguard. … Part of me finds this threat laughable but the other part is appalled. Who do you think you are? Is the Idaho Freedom Foundation not aware that Idahoans have the right to disagree with them?” More here.

Question: Is Wayne Hoffman a person to be feared?


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