“Cowboys for Trump” leader Couy Griffin has been raising concerns over his public call for Democratic governors to be killed for purportedly committing “treason.”
The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer interviewed Griffin over his remarks. Instead of taking them back, Griffin defended them. He said, “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”
“You get to pick your poison: you either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope,” he said. “I’ll tell you what, partner, as far as I’m concerned, there’s not an option that’s not on the table.”
According to Sommer, Griffin isn’t the only anti-lockdown protestors with homicidal rage. The Beast reporter notes that it is becoming more common among anti-lockdown protestors, despite the fact that lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted across the country.
“On Sunday, anti-lockdown protesters in Frankfort, Kentucky, hung an effigy of Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear from a tree outside the state capitol. The effigy bore Beshear’s face and a message: ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’ [‘Thus Always to Tyrants’],” he writes. “In North Carolina, prominent anti-lockdown activist Adam Smith posted a Facebook Live video on Friday saying he and other activists were ‘willing to kill people’ over coronavirus restrictions.”
“Thus Always to Tyrants” was what John Wilkes Booth said as he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
You can read the full report HERE.