“What would you do? What would we do?”
Do you remember the way the liberal media hyperventilated daily over the dangerous threat posed by the supposedly extremist Tea Party? Don’t expect the same reaction over recent comments by New York Democrat Tom Suozzi.
On the bright side, there’s finally a Democrat who cares about the Second Amendment.
Eric Garcia reports at Roll Call:
Suozzi Suggests Using the ‘Second Amendment’ on Trump
Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi suggested at a town hall that President Donald Trump’s opponents could take up arms against the president.
The New York Democrat was speaking at an event in Huntington, New York, last week and said it was important to put pressure on the president, in a video obtained by the New York Post.
“This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly,” Suozzi said. “Because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”
A person in the audience actually had to ask what the Second Amendment is:
In response, someone in the audience asked what the Second Amendment entails.
“The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms,” he said.
Here’s the video:
As you can imagine, some people were not happy about this. Alex Pappas writes at FOX News:
“When resistance and obstruction don’t work out, Tom Suozzi proposes violence,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Chris Martin said in a statement. “He’s completely out of touch.”
A spokesperson for Suozzi denied that the congressman was calling for “armed insurrection” against Trump.
“Taking a page from such great Americans as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, Congressman Suozzi explained why our founding fathers created the Second Amendment as a way for citizens to fight back against a tyrannical government that does not follow the rule of law,” senior adviser Kim Devlin said in a Monday statement to Fox News.
Devlin added: “To suggest his comments meant anything else or that he was advocating for an armed insurrection against the existing president is both irresponsible and ridiculous.”
That’s classic Democrat spin. Forget what I said, it’s your reaction to it that is irresponsible.
You may recall back in 2010, a Tea Party candidate named Sharon Angle running for Senate in Nevada got raked over the coals for similar comments. From the Huffington Post:
Sharron Angle Floated ‘2nd Amendment Remedies’ As ‘Cure’ For ‘The Harry Reid Problems’
Sharron Angle, the Tea Party candidate turned Republican primary winner in Nevada, has taken heat for a number of extreme affiliations and policy positions. One of the more outlandish was a statement she made during a radio interview last January in which she floated the idea that the public would bring down an out-of-control Congress with “Second Amendment remedies.”
The media also pounced on a Second Amendment comment by Trump before the 2016 election.
From New York Magazine:
Trump’s Assassination ‘Joke’ Was Thinly Veiled Sedition
Donald Trump managed to descend to new depths today by repeating a tedious gun-lobby argument that Hillary Clinton wants to “essentially abolish the Second Amendment” and then turning it into a “joking” suggestion that “Second-Amendment people” might hold the only way to deal with that threat. Nothing like a little assassination humor to liven things up on the campaign trail, eh?
Do you think anyone in the media will use the word “assassination” to describe Suozzi’s comments?
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