The Hill reports:
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) tweeted a photo of a statue of himself holding a gun on Thursday, addressing President Biden directly and daring him to “come and take it” amid a Democratic push for new gun control legislation. “Careful, she bites too,” Rounds said in the tweet accompanying the photo, which shows a dog at the statue’s feet. Rounds’s tweet sparked backlash online from some users who saw it as a potentially threatening message to the president.
— Senator Mike Rounds (@SenatorRounds) March 25, 2021
The GOP has already fomented one deadly insurrection. This kind of rhetoric that can foment another armed insurrection. This seditious behavior is only aimed at getting people hurt.
Shame on you, @SenatorRounds for agitating violent rhetoric and tweeting veiled threats. https://t.co/fuaT8Nu3MW
— SD Democratic Party (@SoDakDems) March 25, 2021
Are you threatening to shoot the President?
— Dave Acosta (@davedrawsgood) March 25, 2021
You seem like the kind of angry, threatening person that background checks are designed to prevent from gun ownership, seditionist.
— (((I and Thou))) (@espiegler) March 25, 2021
It’s cool how the pro-life dude reacts this way after multiple mass shootings. very normal stuff.
— Roy Rogers McFreely (@MackMaven) March 25, 2021
What is happening in South Dakota that led to someone creating a statue of a dog sniffing your nuts while you smile and hold a shotgun?
— S. Michael Gaddis (@smgaddis) March 25, 2021