A deputy communications director for Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has been suspended for a week for a tweet threatening members of the GOP with “guillotines.”
It’s just the latest in a long list of statements advocating violence that have been made recently by Democratic leaders.
The Washington Free Beacon reported William Davis was suspended for a week without pay after his posting, which he later deleted.
It said: “10.31 – Halloween 11.2 – Day of the Dead 11.4 – set your clocks back 11.6 – take your country back.”
Originally, it also included the line “11.7 Bring them to the guillotines.”
The Free Beacon reported DFL chief Corey Day said: “It is completely inconsistent with the standards we hold our employees to. I have spoken with Will and about our social media standards and our expectation that he use appropriate judgment when commenting and posting. He regrets the post and has deleted it.”
Day said the reference to execution, often used during the French Revolution, was “an inside joke.”
But Preya Samsundar, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, warned, “In a time where Republicans are being targeted for their stance on the issues, the comments made by the Minnesota DFL’s deputy communications director seemingly perpetuate the belief that violence against one’s opponent – especially if they are conservative – is acceptable.”
WND reported last week on the threats by Democrats.
An ad released by the Republican National Committee compiled a montage of Democratic leaders urging violent resistance of their opponents.
There was Eric Holder’s call to kick Republicans, Maxine Waters’ to harass Trump officials in public, Nancy Pelosi’s, “I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings” and Hillary Clinton’s, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for.”
A commentator at Twitchy chided the Democrats for being able to “accidentally STAR in what could be the most BRUTAL RNC ad ever.”
“All the Left had to do was not be crazy,” the commentary said.
See the ad:
‘AN UNHINGED MOB’: RNC Releases Brutal Ad Slamming Political Left pic.twitter.com/yOCRWQWOCE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 11, 2018
“Watching the mob attack innocent people and destroy property while Democratic leaders tell them to do it speaks volumes,” a Twitchy post said. “Hey, thanks Nancy, Eric, Maxine, Hillary, and Cory!”
On Twitter, “Libertarian Mama” commented: “This ad needs to run nationally, in every district, EVERYWHERE! Should just be played on a loop.”
“TjC” wrote: “When did we stop disagreeing with each other in a civil manner?! I have liberal beliefs and I have conservative beliefs. I would never resort to violence against anyone.
“Someone will get hurt with this mentality, and then there will be retaliation which solves nothing.”
The ad shows Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., pleading with his audience, “Get up in the face of some congresspeople.”