Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that Trump and the Republican Party are trying to incite violence against law enforcement.
Rep. Swalwell said on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell:
What is happening from Donald Trump to Kevin McCarthy to Elise Stefanik today is they are putting targets on the back of law enforcement. And by suggesting that the FBI planted evidence by suggesting that they have gone rogue as Steve Scalise said earlier this week they are inspiring individuals who are armed to the teeth to take up arms and go after law enforcement.
It happened yesterday in Cincinnati. Thankfully that individual was taken down by police. Every law enforcement officer is more vulnerable today because of the target that Donald Trump and his supporters have put on their backs.
Trump and every member of the Republican Party and conservative media who have taken up his message that the FBI planted evidence are trying to inspire Trump’s supporters to commit acts of violence against law enforcement.
The same political party that claims to be all about law and order, and respect for law enforcement is calling on its supporters to attack FBI agents because they didn’t their job and searched Trump’s house.
Republicans have gone way beyond hypocrisy and moved into dangerous domestic terror.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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