Secret Service Says Trump’s Second Amendment People Comment Led to Threats Against Clinton

National security and intelligence community journalist Michael Best reported on Thursday that he just got the documents from the Secret Service regarding threats against Hillary Clinton, and they indicate that the Secret Service did see threats against Clinton seemingly as a result of Trump’s comment about second amendment people.

Secret Service documents “indicate they did see threats against Hillary Clinton seemingly as a result of Trump’s ‘2nd Amendment people’ comment,” Best writes on Twitter, adding, “DHS’ reaction to Trump’s “2nd Amendment people” comments: ‘YIKES!'”

On August 9th, 2016, Donald Trump suggested his supporters might shoot Clinton if she got to pick a Supreme Court judge, “By the way, if she (Hillary Clinton) gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although, the Second Amendment people maybe there is. I don’t know.”

On July 20th, CNN reported that the Secret Service was investigating a Trump adviser after he called for Clinton’s execution on the radio. Trump adviser Al Baldasaro told a radio host that Clinton “should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.”

Donald Trump didn’t distance himself from Baldarsaro.

Days later, Trump made his second amendment people comment about Clinton getting to fill the Supreme Court seat that Republicans stole from President Barack Obama. Trump supporters and Republicans have tried to pretend his comment wasn’t an incitement to violence, but the Secret Service says they did see threats seemingly as a result of Trump’s comment.

On the day when Senate Republicans are changing the filibuster rule so they can confirm an extremist to the Supreme Court who was nominated by a president who is under investigation for possible collusion with Russia, the Secret Service confirmed that Trump’s call for second amendment people to shoot Clinton if she got to nominate a Supreme Court justice seemingly resulted in threats against her.

Republicans have become radical jihadists inciting violence to get their way, so after not even waiting the average period of time to get Gorusch confirmed, they flipped out and voted to change the Senate rules – an act they admitted would ruin the senate. This is the modern day Republican Party. They have become the reactionary hot headed destroyers they chide the far left for being in the 60’s.

Republicans aren’t here for the law and order — they’re here to violate laws and norms until they get their way. If they don’t get what they want, second amendment people might have to fix it for them.

And if that doesn’t work, they’ll just change the rules to fit their extremist pick for a seat they already violated precedent to steal from the Democratic president.

With the major victim/persecution complex that colors the Right these days, if the shoe had been on the other foot with these comments, we never would have heard the end of it. There would be investigations into investigations, and leaks and so many more leaks, and conservative “journalists” illegally recording people to prove how horrible Democrats were. And the press would breathlessly report on the drama, the victimization, the persecution.

If the shoe were on the other foot, elected Democrats would be saying Trump should be shot for treason for all of the Russian connections, since Republicans said that over Clinton’s hyped up email scandal when she wasn’t even found guilty of anything. But Democrats don’t roll that way. The Democratic President, Barack Obama, was careful and responsible with his rhetoric.

When it came down to actually inciting violence against his Democratic opponent, Trump supporters and the entire Republican Party enabled and supported Donald Trump. If they weren’t under a fast gathering cloud of sweeping Russian smoke, this would be a new low for the Republican Party.

As it is, facing possible treason and obstruction of justice accusations, inciting threats against a rival is to be expected. It’s how dictators do things.