HuffPost writers have become the point of the spear in the Left’s calls for increasing political violence.
In what can only be considered an escalation of rhetoric against President Trump, Jason Fuller—a contributor for the Left-wing online blog HuffPost—has written that the President should be tried for “treason” and, if found guilty, executed.
“Impeachment and removal from office are only the first steps; for America to be redeemed, Donald Trump must be prosecuted for treason and — if convicted in a court of law — executed,” Fuller wrote.
Although the post, originally published on June 11, has since been taken down (a cached version can be viewed here), the post is similar to other calls by Huffpost’s writers for increased political violence.
Following Wednesday’s shooting of Congressional Republicans and their staffs at a baseball practice by a psychotic Bernie Sanders supporter, HuffPost writer Jesse Benn tweeted:
“For violent resistance to work it’d need to be organized. Individual acts can be understandable, but likely counterproductive/ineffective.”
This tweet followed not only Wednesday’s shooting but, as well, an earlier HuffPost piece where in Benn wrote that a violent response to Trump is as logical as any:
In the face of media, politicians, and GOP primary voters normalizing Trump as a presidential candidate—whatever your personal beliefs regarding violent resistance—there’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this. In spite of this, such resistance is apparently more offensive and unacceptable to societal norms and liberal sensibilities than the nastiness being resisted in the first place. [Emphasis added.]
It is unknown whether or not the authorities are investigating those who are calling for political violence.
Nor is it known whether HuffPost’s parent company, AOL (which is owned by telecommunications giant Verizon), condones the calls for increased political violence or the call for the execution of President Trump.