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.
DFL spokesman Will Davis commented on a Facebook post calling for Democrats to take back the country on 11.6 -- "11.7- bring them to guillotines."— Kyle Potter (@kpottermn) October 15, 2018
DFL calls it "unacceptable" and says it has spoken to Davis, portraying the post as a poorly made inside joke among ex- co-workers.
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."