During a recent Turning Point USA rally in Iowa, a Trump supporter stepped to the podium to ask when he can start killing Democrats for stealing the election.
“At this point, we’re living under corporate and medical fascism. This is tyranny. When do we get to use the guns?” the man asked Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, to applause from the crowd. “No, and I’m not – that’s not a joke. I’m not saying it like that. I mean, literally, where’s the line? How many elections are they going to steal before we kill these people?”
Kirk quickly denounced the man’s comments, which came on Monday during a Boise State University stop on Kirk’s Exposing Critical Racism speaking tour. (Read a full transcript on Media Matters.)
“You’re playing into all their plans, and they’re trying to make you do this … ,” Kirk said. “They are trying to provoke you and everyone here. They are trying to make you do something that will be violent that will justify a takeover of your freedoms and liberties, the likes of which we have never seen.”
Sorry, but Democrats aren’t responsible for the fact that your supporters are now asking when they should start shooting their fellow Americans.
People like Charlie Kirk and Donald Trump, who have staged a year-long temper tantrum, unable to accept the fact that he lost the election, own this. And all of the Republican leaders across the country who have promoted the Big Lie or remained silent, declining to stand up to the wanna-be emperor and tell him to put some damn clothes on.
If the violent rhetoric turns into actual crimes, Republicans will be responsible.
Trump supporter at @TPUSA event: "When do we get to use the guns? . . . I mean literally, where's the line? How many elections are they gonna steal before we kill these people?"
These folks are serious and Democrats seem utterly unprepared.pic.twitter.com/d4BXQ6C0Qw
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) October 27, 2021