The Santa Fe New Mexican reports:
Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin has again stirred an outcry over his fiery political rhetoric — this time for saying certain Democratic governors should be executed for treason. Griffin, who founded the group Cowboys for Trump, also told the Daily Beast on Tuesday that anti-lockdown protesters might be justified in using violence. “You get to pick your poison: You either go before a firing squad, or you get the end of the rope,” Griffin said.
Griffin again insisted he was speaking politically, not literally, when he said last week at a church in Truth or Consequences that “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” He repeated the comment in Tuesday’s interview just before calling for Democratic leaders to be executed, the Daily Beast said. Mike Curtis, a spokesman for the state Republican Party, said the GOP had nothing to add to its response to Griffin’s earlier “dead Democrat” comment, in which it condemned the language.
Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico! https://t.co/aCRJeskUA8
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump, you fucking lunatic! The message in this video that you are replying to is “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” Of course you knew that. Your issue isn’t Twitter, it is the narcissistic, hate filled, lying, incompetent being that lives inside of you. https://t.co/7prc7aqQz2
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 28, 2020
aaaaand he just retweeted a video in which the first line is, “the only good democrat is a dead democrat.”
god we are so fucked.
— Extremely Socially Distant Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) May 28, 2020
Are you going to just “fact-check” that or will you ban him for good for breaking your rules, as you’d do with anyone else?
— Alberto Cairo (@AlbertoCairo) May 28, 2020
On the day when American lives lost to COVID-19 surpasses 100,000, you retweet a video that states, “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”
There is no bottom to your depravity.
— Holly Loftus (@malteseh) May 28, 2020
I suppose @jack will say that it is not a violation of Twitter rules for Trump to retweet a video saying “The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” to his 80,000,000 followers. https://t.co/9U2tUGDm4I
— *you’re (@RKJ65) May 28, 2020
Dear @Jack, if you’re looking for a reason to ban Trump once and from all from this platform, he just retweeted a video that begins with someone saying, “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” #StochasticTerrorism #HateSpeech #BanTrumpFromTwitter
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 28, 2020
‘You lunatic!’ Trump sparks horror by promoting video that says ‘only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’ https://t.co/EP8uxC2eLT
— Raw Story (@RawStory) May 28, 2020