Responding to a PJMedia article about Occupy protesters shutting down a a Portland, Oregon ICE office and taking down the U.S. flag, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, warned of the potential for a second civil war.
“America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter,” he said.
America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter. https://t.co/5PmwlwcdSQ
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 24, 2018
King referred to the failed 1859 effort by abolitionist John Brown. Brown hoped to spark a slave rebellion, but was charged with treason and hanged.
King’s tweet triggered a number of leftist hatemongers.
White supremacist says what?
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) June 25, 2018
Congressman, stop suborning civil war
It is incredibly reckless, irresponsible, and shameful for a member of the highest deliberative body in the nation to act in such a manner.
You are not fit to hold your seat.
— Alt. U.S. Press Sec. (@AltUSPressSec) June 24, 2018
And after Ft Sumter came Sherman’s march to the sea. pic.twitter.com/G5wWqx4VWd
— Lucifer Strange (@LuciferStrang3) June 25, 2018
You know the team holding humans captive loses, right?
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 25, 2018
As long as we're looking ahead to another civil war, have you already picked out a dress to wear while fleeing your capital in disguise?
— Dark Laughter (@DarkLaughterTDB) June 25, 2018
According to the PJMedia article:
“Occupy” protesters have been camping outside an ICE office in Portland, Oregon, leading the facility to temporarily shut down. The occupiers say that they won’t leave until the Trump administration revokes its “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
Since Sunday the agitators, whose numbers are increasing, have been engaged in activities such as blocking the entrance to the building…
— PDX Mike Bivins (@itsmikebivins) June 21, 2018
They also shouted at people as they drove by, blocked the road, heckled ICE employees and blocked employees from leaving work. They also tore down the U.S. flag and replaced it with one that read, “Refugees Welcome.”
— Citoyen Treadmill (@HedonicRunner) June 22, 2018
King’s warning also comes on the heels of Maxine Waters’ call to harass and attack members of the Trump administration.
In recent days and weeks, unhinged leftists have broken all the norms of civilized society thanks to mostly fake and dishonest reporting by the so-called mainstream media. Rush Limbaugh has warned that hysterical media reporting will end up getting someone killed and Townhall’s Kurt Schlichter warned that the lefts’ rhetoric will only end in violence.
One can’t help but wonder: Do liberals really want a second bloody civil war over Trump? It sure looks like it.
H/T Gateway Pundit
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