A new report revealed on Monday that members of private groups on Facebook have been calling for the assassination of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer over her stay-at-home-orders.
According to Metro Times, four private Facebook groups with a combines 400,000 members have been writing comments encouraging violence against Whitmer’s orders.
“Can we please just take up a collection for an assassin to put that woman from Michigan down,” wrote Facebook user Matthew Woodruff, a member of the group “People of Michigan vs. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.”
“We need a good old fashioned lynch mob to storm the Capitol, drag her tyrannical ass out onto the street and string her up as our forefathers would have,” wrote group member John Campbell Sr.
“Either President Trump sends in the troops or there is going to be a midnight lynching in Lansing soon,” posted group member Michael Smith.
According to Metro Times, Facebook has removed one of the four groups for violating the company’s policy against inciting violence.
But the comments did not stop.
“We haven’t had any bloodshed yet, but the populous is counting to three, and the other day was two,” wrote Dave Meisenheimer in the group Michiganders Against Excessive Quarantine, which has more than 385,000 members. “Next comes watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants.”
“Plain and simple she needs to eat lead and send a statement to the rest of the democrats that they are next,” wrote James Greena, of Fennville.
You can see screenshots of the comments below: