“…it doesn’t even go far enough to call them out on what they’re doing.”
I thought we weren’t supposed to use this kind of rhetoric.
Oh, wait. You can when you want to stop the murder of unborn human beings and a Democrat:
HIRONO: “Talk about government overreach. When I hear my colleagues talking about how it should be states’ rights or government should not be telling us what to do, the word ‘hypocrites,’ it doesn’t even go far enough to call them out on what they’re doing. This is an outright attack on women in this country. That is how I see it. That is how more and more women and those who support our right to make decisions about our own bodies, that is how we see it. And why? Because that’s what’s happening. Madam President, I yield the floor. But clearly, this is a — literally call to arms in our country. I yield the floor.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 14, 2022
The January 6 Committee tried to misconstrue a tweet from President Donald Trump as a “call to arms.” All he promised was a “wild” time at the rally that happened before the riots:
“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” Trump wrote.
“When Donald Trump sent out his tweet, he became the first president to call for a crowd to descend on the capital city to block the constitutional transfer of power,” [Rep. James] Raskin said.
An Associated Press article (via al.com) titled: Some Republicans call for second Civil War: ‘Citizens take arms!’ The article calls out Republicans using the same language as Hirono:
Phil Reynolds, a member of the GOP central committee in California’s Santa Clara County, appeared to urge on insurrectionists on social media during the Jan. 6 attack, declaring on Facebook: “The war has begun. Citizens take arms! Drumroll please….. Civil War or No Civil War?”
The heightened rhetoric mimics language far-right extremists and white supremacists have used for years, and it follows a year of civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white police officer and its links to systemic racism. Some leftists have used similar language, which Republicans have likened to advocating a new civil war.
Didn’t the Democrats lash out at Sen. Lindsey Graham when he said there would be “riots in the street” if Trump is prosecuted? Yes. Yes, they did.
Will the “conservatives” at The Bulwark take issue with Hirono? Mona Charen said the Republicans are rooting for civil war.DONATE
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