The “Resistance” to GOP Congressman: “This is how we’re going to kill your wife”

Posted by on May 11, 2017 at 7:59 am

Let’s play make-believe and pretend a group of conservatives did this to a Democrat. It would be the top story nationwide for days and we’d be having that national conversation about how poisoned the political atmosphere has become.

“This is how we’re going to kill your wife.”

That’s the message Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) said he received in a series of recent threats that targeted him, his family and even, at one point, his dog. And it’s the reason, he said, that his town hall here in this sleepy Virginia community on Tuesday night was ringed by law enforcement.

When Garrett took the stage at Eastlake Community Church, the walls in the 300-seat room were lined with security — some uniformed and some in plainclothes. The presence was noticeable all night, as Garrett aides enforced rules to keep audience members from disrupting the event.

Though the town hall proceeded without significant incident — one woman was removed by police for repeated disruptions — security personnel made their presence felt, approaching hecklers throughout the evening and standing watch at all entrances and exits. The high security presence, Garrett said later, was the result of threats that Capitol Police, state police and intelligence officials “have deemed to be credible and real.”

“It’s nuts,” Garrett said.

The freshman congressman, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said the threats have become so disturbing that he and his chief of staff engaged in some gallows humor over it.

“He read one of the more recent correspondences and called me the next day and goes, ‘Dude, I’m glad you’re alive,” Garrett recalled.

“I served in the military. I reconciled myself with the reality that one day I’m not going to be here,” Garrett continued.

“I don’t want to die anytime soon. I got stuff left to do, I hope. But when you pull wives and children in, that’s not cool.”

Garrett’s remarks are a window into an increasingly tense environment facing lawmakers as they head home to angry constituents whipped into a frenzy over the latest debate in Washington about repealing and replacing Obamacare. Lawmakers expressed concerns to GOP leadership in February, after a particularly angry round of town halls.

We now have organized leftwing mobs threatening elected officials and their families and not a peep from Democrat “leadership” to chill the hell out. This is who they are.

Do not ever let them back in power.

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8 Responses to “The “Resistance” to GOP Congressman: “This is how we’re going to kill your wife””

  1. Allan R. Erickson on 11/11/17 at 9:04 am

    Congressman Garret needs to read these threats into the congressional record and ask the democratic congressmen what they plan to do about the situation. Then the democratic leadership and the main stream media will be forced to address the issue. Tom, do not let them escape responsibility for these disgusting attacks.

  2. ddh on 11/11/17 at 10:20 am

    This story shows the problem with Democrats posing as “The Resistance,” as if they were fighting oppressive foreign invaders. Some nitwit is going to take the name literally and believe that any “Resistance” worth the name must be violent.

  3. Diggs on 11/11/17 at 11:11 am

    Hillary wants to lead the “resistance.” One has to wonder if she’s cool with the idea of killing the family of Republican lawmakers. Killing the opposition isn’t exactly foreign to Clintonian tactics after all.

  4. Michelle on 11/11/17 at 12:42 pm

    Threatening wives, children and pets is really psychotic. These people need to be found and prosecuted for harassment. Threats of death and harm to an individual or persons/pets in that individual’s life do not qualify as “free speech.” That is intimidation and harassment. We need to crack down on these miscreants via law enforcement before we have to start taking matters into our own hands.

  5. SafeTea on 11/11/17 at 2:07 pm

    Meanwhile, writers such as Michaelangelo Signorile over at HuffPo are calling for further escalation of violence against conservatives and Trump supporters, encouraging readers to up the attacks against those who disagree with them, and he actually promotes the inclusion of targeting friends and family members (wives and children) of those who oppose their fascist/communist agenda.

    We truly are in a “civil” war.