Frank Szabo Leaves Country

Former Hillsborough County Sheriff candidate heads to South America.

Frank Szabo made national headlines in August when he made controversial comments regarding his staunch pro-life platform.

Today, the Concord Monitor first reported that Szabo has emigrated to South America.

An admitted Free Stater, Szabo, in an interview with Bedford Patch compared abortion to slavery and said he'd condone the use of deadly force in extreme circumstances pertaining to abortion.

"I don't think anybody would have trouble with preventing a full-grown human being from being murdered," Szabo told Patch, "so why would anyone object to the use of deadly force to prevent the murder of an unborn human?"

Szabo, who apologized and retracted his comments a day later, lost his bid for the Republican nomination for county sheriff during the Sept. 11 Primary election.

Sunday, he updated his campaign Facebook page with the following post (see screen shot of full message above):

As some of you may know, my family and I have left the country. This was a decision which was a possibility many months ago. If it were not for the campaign, we would have left much earlier. After having lost The Primary, it became a certainty. In my opinion, there was nothing else I could do which could make a real difference.

I did not wish to publicize our plans for a number of reasons. Not the least of which was to protect those politically-active supporters who may have felt the backlash for my decision to leave. I was/am somewhat concerned for capital controls; current and forthcoming.

For anyone interested in our decisions and reasons, feel free to e-mail me directly.

Szabo's campaign email is: szaboforsheriff@juno.com.

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