Democrats and the political left continue to engage in demagogic and irresponsible rhetoric that is eventually going to end up with people being killed and the victims may be federal law enforcement agents.
For some reason, the sad remains of what was once a legitimate political party has allowed the most extreme voices to emerge from the fringes and in the absence of leadership, the bomb-throwers are being rewarded as they continue to push the buttons of the fanatical base.
It wasn’t that long ago when the demonization of the police and federal officers was seen as beyond the pale and off limits but all that changed as Trump Derangement Syndrome has raged through the ranks and violence has been tacitly sanctioned as a legitimate answer for political differences.
Over the past few months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been continually attacked with even mainstream media outlets making the comparison between those tasked with enforcing federal immigration laws and the Nazi murderers who killed children in the death camps.
It is no longer possible to have credibility with the mob unless a politician wants to “Abolish ICE” and some of the more fascistic voices have begun calling for their punishment and likely imprisonment.
You can add Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego to that list after he issued an explicit threat to ICE using his Twitter account.
If you are a US government official and you are deporting Americans be warned. When the worm turns you will not be safe because you were just following orders. You do not have to take part in illegal acts ordered by this President's administration. https://t.co/BLq48HRkbH
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) August 30, 2018
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) on Thursday issued a warning to U.S. government officials who are following President Trump’s orders to double down on authenticating the citizenship of hundreds of Hispanics along the U.S.–Mexico border.
“If you are a US government official and you are deporting Americans be warned,” Gallego comment along with a tweet from MSNBC reporter Chris Hayes, which linked to a Washington Post story about the crackdowns. “When the worm turns you will not be safe because you were just following orders. You do not have to take part in illegal acts ordered by this President’s administration.”
Fox News cites the response of the president of the National ICE Council who warned that Rep. Gallego’s dangerous threat could jeopardize the safety of ICE agents:
Gallego’s comments go beyond those of other Democrats, even those who’ve called for confronting Trump administration officials in public over immigration policies.
Chris Crane, the president of the National ICE Council, which represents thousands of ICE employees, accused Gallego of inciting violence against them as they “enforce the nation’s laws and keep our communities safe.”
“It should be frightening to every American that a sitting member of Congress would threaten the safety of any person and their family, and incite the public to take acts of violence against them, let alone the lives of those whose job it is to protect us and keep us safe,” Crane said in a statement.
— NRATV (@NRATV) August 31, 2018
Isn’t threatening federal agents a crime?