September 20, 2022

Democratic Candidate Calls to "Kill And Confront" MAGA

  • Horse Race, The Hill

By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

The left, including President Biden, have remained eerily silent in response to Ohio’s democratic Senatorial candidate Rep. Tim Ryan’s calls of violence against Trump supporters. The representative called for action against Trump supporters and said that it’s essential to work with “mainstream” Republicans to “kill and confront” the MAGA movement. 

The Background: 

These comments come in connection to Rep. Ryan blaming Trump for the 2019  mass shooting in El Paso. “I believe that the president is most certainly creating an environment here where people like this kid in El Paso drive ten hours to go kill Mexicans, kill people of color,” Ryan said at the time.

“How do we fix all of these broken systems? Some of those answers will come from Republicans, not the extremists that we are dealing with every single day. We’ve got to kill and confront that movement, but working with normal mainstream Republicans, that’s going to be really, really important,” Ryan said on MSNBC.

The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the subject, and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did not address it during the press briefing on Tuesday.

Notable Quotes: 

“Look, I’m saying he has created an environment in the United States that is absolutely toxic.”-- Rep. Tim Ryan on Trump

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