They’re threatening what?
I just heard Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert from Texas talking about civil war being a possibility if Trump is impeached.
As others have noted, these threats disguised as warnings are nothing new for the muddied and stumbling GOP, but they are irresponsible and reprehensible.
Earlier this year, Rep. Steve King, Iowa — who seemingly doesn’t think white supremacy is such a bad thing — infamously referenced a meme proclaiming red states have “8 trillion bullets” while Democrats in blue states “can’t figure out which bathroom to use.”
King engaged his mouth before thinking — or looking — since the meme of red versus blue states showed Iowa as a blue state. Oops.
Civil war? They aren’t the only Republicans making thinly veiled threats of civil war if their boy Trump is impeached. Any legislators saying such things are not carrying out their Constitutional duties and are besmirching the role intended for the legislative branch of government.
…the near total ruin of the party
The fact they’d even think about any kind of violence, much less a civil war over the likes of Donald Trump, is indicative of the near total ruin of the party of Lincoln.
For his part, Trump has been more of a blowhard than usual lately. Yelling lies to the press over the noise of his helicopter and blurting out repetitious phrases is making him look more unhinged.
But back to the Republicans in the legislative branch of government who seem intent on protecting the executive branch — or what’s left of it — rather than fulfilling their oversight duties.
The USA could be driven into a civil war over the international outlaw known as Donald Trump? Crazy and improbable as that sounds, it’s becoming a Republican talking point.
“We’re planning it…
Democrat Rep. David Cicilline got a threatening phone call recently wherein the caller told him there’s going to be a violent uprising.
“We’re planning it…We’ve already started it…” the anonymous caller tells the congressman between expletives and name-calling.
Ain’t that some shit?
Steve King has been quoted as saying immigration and diversity is going to be the “end of western civilization.” He denied it after some of his constituents raised a ruckus. He was also quoted saying white nationalism or white supremacy weren’t such bad terms; only misunderstood. He said the term referred to the fact that the majority of Americans are white — or some such claptrap. He’s since denied saying that, too.
These kinds of desperate threats and warnings are not harmless, They cause things like Charlottesville and worse. A Trump supporter, inspired by Trump’s glorifying of violence, sent pipe bombs to some of Trump’s enemies.
Then a crazed man fueled by Trump’s incendiary rhetoric killed 22 people in El Paso. He’d heard about the “Hispanic invasion” and decided to do his part by killing all the Hispanic people he could find at a Walmart store.
Stupid and dangerous actions like talking up civil war if Trump gets impeached should be well beneath the behavior expected of any US Congressman. Encouraging violence is not a good look for them or for Trump.
It would seem Katie Hill’s affair and nude photos do not amount to anything close to the irresponsibility of threatening a war amongst the citizens of the USA.
Meanwhile Trump acts increasingly like a mob boss and certain members of the Republican Party seem more than ready to serve as his lieutenants.
People have allowed themselves to be led by a man who intentionally encourages intolerance, hatred, and violence. As his pawns they’ve torn the hell out of America. We’ve not been so divided since 1861. That division led to the deaths of 620,00 to 750,00o Americans. (The larger number is the latest researched estimate.)
going to town…
with their assault weapons
Some of Trump’s followers want a war with Democrats. They dream of going to town in their pickup trucks with their assault rifles loaded to kill people who have different opinions or different skin tones. Hillary Clinton wasn’t wrong to call them deplorables.
Trump brings out the violence; especially in people who already have a taste for it. He stokes it into a flame of anger and resentment that likely will turn deadly if he is not stopped. Do people not realize that’s what he wants? He wants to become a dictator and he’s rousing up followers who will help him do that by force if necessary.
In case it hasn’t been noticed, Trump no longer has supporters like a politician; he has followers. That’s a dangerous difference.
No one should be mouthing the words civil and war in connection with the impeachment of Donald Trump. He’s not worth it. He isn’t worth a wrestling match. Republicans are talking about a war? Have they all lost their minds?
Maybe they’re so drunk on greed they don’t know what they’re saying. It is sad to see them wallowing in slime with the dirtiest president in history.
Hopefully some Republicans will realize the serious damage Trump has done and rise above party politics to a level of statesmanship. It’s hard to imagine they’d all go so low over an immoral man who could never have been elected except by appealing to people’s baser instincts of selfishness, greed, xenophobia, and racism.
Donald Trump should face more than impeachment. He is a traitor and he seeks to conspire with our adversaries. He has purposely split the country and incited hatred and violence.
Those who threaten violence to defend him from a Constitutional exercise of impeachment should also be brought to justice.