Rep. Scott Hamann told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday that he might withdraw his own proposed ban if Washington renders it unneeded, but he was not yet prepared to do so.
"On Thursday I met with the Secret Service at my home, and we had a good conversation," he said in a statement. "Their determination at the end of the discussion was that my post was a satirical political rant and not a threat in any way. There is no investigation at this time. I am encouraged by their professional assessment that no threat was made or intended, since they recognized that the intent of my post was to satirize the extreme rhetoric that permeates our modern political discourse. I thank both of the Secret Service Agents for their exemplary professionalism, and for their service to our country."