A New Jersey Democrat operative is calling for the murder of conservatives and “rich people” by using the hashtags #HuntRepublicans and #HuntRepublicanCongressmen on social media.
In the hours following Wednesday’s shooting of GOP lawmakers and staff in Virginia, James Devine, a Democrat consultant, began urging his followers to commence hunting Republicans, tweeting, “We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent?
Devine added on Facebook that he has “little sympathy” for Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) who is still fighting for his life after being shot through his internal organs.
“I have little sympathy for the Republican Congressman who got shot today because he viciously opposed President Obama’s effort to reduce gun violence and instead, he accepted more gun lobby money than all but 15 other members of the House of Representatives,” wrote Devine.
Devine would go on to retweet his original post, as well as others containing his self-styled hashtags, completing the doubling-down process by accusing Republican “snowflakes” of bringing violence upon themselves.
“I am sorry if my
#HuntRepublicanCongressmen hashtag hurt the feelings of any GOP snowflakes but you have not engaged in civil discourse,” he wrote.
Devine’s most recent tweet echoes sentiments put forth by the New York Times, who attempted to place blame on Sarah Palin for Wednesday’s near-massacre by left-wing domestic terrorist, James Hodgkinson, by recycling a debunked conspiracy theory that was originally used to pin the 2011 shooting…Read More & View Video