Despite the fact that the GOP insists that they’re treated differently than those on the Left, the truth is that Republicans have done and said some pretty terrible things about their Democratic colleagues, who now have to operate under conditions where lawmakers receive death threats. The right swears they’re being oppressed and then they do everything possible to threaten the safety of their left-wing colleagues.
I am concerned about the mental health of my colleague from Georgia and would like @CapitolPolice to address her dangerous threats in my workplace.
Just as we would in any school or job site, we cannot let calls for gun violence go unchecked. https://t.co/ho11NObjz6
— Haley Stevens (@HaleyLive) January 12, 2022
Rep. Haley Stevens (R-MI) is calling out threats made by rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). In a speech, Greene said that Second Amendment rights have been all that stands between Republicans and a tyrannical government like the Democratic Party. In other words, using those rights to continue to attack Democratic lawmakers has become a necessity and riling up her supporters is the entire purpose of her statement.
During the speech, Greene said that:
R’Ultimately, the truth is it’s our Second Amendment rights, our right to bear arms, that protects Americans and gives us the ability to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government. And I hate to use this language, but Democrats, they’re exactly … they’re doing exactly what our Founders talked about when they gave us the precious rights that we have.’
Continuing a decades-old battle between the right and the left on just who should be able to wield deadly weapons and which type of weapons should be allowed is nothing new, but insisting that those guns be used to stop Democrats is a threat that no one should be forced to endure in the workplace.
Twitter was in full agreement that Greene presents a threat and should be removed from Congress. Read some of their comments below: