Dem Official Who Said Republicans Should Be Sent to the 'Guillotine' Insists It Was an Inside Joke

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Posted: Oct 16, 2018 9:45 AM
Dem Official Who Said Republicans Should Be Sent to the 'Guillotine' Insists It Was an Inside Joke

More violent rhetoric.

Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party spokesman William Davis wrote on his Facebook page last week, “11.7 — bring them to the guillotines.” He explained that it was an inside joke, but has since deleted the message.

Kory Wood, a consultant for GOP attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow’s campaign, said calling to decapitate Republicans has no place in politics, according to the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Davis's punishment? One week suspension sans pay.

Davis's message is just one more example of violent rhetoric against Republicans. Since Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told people to "harass" Trump staffers and supporters over the summer, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been bullied out of restaurants, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have been screamed at in public, and former Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Republicans deserve to be kicked.

The bully tactics have apparently reached conservative media personalities too. Just this week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed he just can't enjoy eating out anymore. (language warning)

"I can't really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at," he said on a National Review podcast. "I don't feel threatened, but having someone scream, 'F**k you!' at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal."

The Republican National Committee recently compiled much of the violent calls to action into a 1-minute ad entitled, "The Left: An Unhinged Mob."