In the wake of the Alexandria shooting on Wednesday, the Huffington Post is scrambling to minimize the damage from a piece that appeared on their website which called for the execution of President Donald Trump and Republicans.
However, even though the publication is trying to hide the piece — titled “Impeachment Is No Longer Enough; Donald Trump Must Face Justice” — like most things on the internet, it won’t go away. And we have a copy of it.
According to The Daily Caller, the piece was published on Saturday and written by Huffington Post contributor Jason Fuller.
Trump’s impeachment and removal from office are no longer enough,” Fuller wrote, according to the Washington Times.
“Draining the swamp means not only ejecting Trump from the presidency, but also bringing himself and everyone assisting in his agenda up on charges of treason. They must be convicted (there is little room to doubt their guilt).
And then — upon receiving guilty verdicts — they must all be executed under the law. Anything less than capital punishment — or at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facility — would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass.”
In the piece, Fuller also said Republicans ought to be summarily executed, too.
“Nothing would do more than to convict them of the highest offense defined by our Constitution, and then to deliver the ultimate punishment. Donald Trump deserves nothing less,” Fuller continued.
“Mitch McConnell, Steve Bannon, and Paul Ryan should also share Donald Trump’s fate, for they have done more than practically anyone to protect him and to throw our country under the proverbial bus. In order to survive, we as a nation must deliver the ultimate punishment under the law to all involved in its current destruction.”
While the Huffington Post was busy distancing itself from Fuller’s piece after the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday, Fuller himself refused to back down on insisting the president and Republicans be killed.
“What appears to have garnered the most vitriol was my opinion that President Trump and his co-conspirators within the government should be executed for treason if found guilty in a court of law,” he said in a piece on Medium, conveniently forgetting to mention he had more or less already deemed them guilty.
“In other words: I want President Trump to be fully investigated, face the charges of treason, and then executed under the law should a guilty verdict be attained. […] I 100 percent stand behind every word that I wrote and make no attempts to apologize or to appease the Trump supporters who are unable to comprehend those words.”
He also expressed disappointment that the Huffington Post had disowned the piece, since they had treated Trump “as a racist, misogynist, et al.”
Fuller’s sick embrace of fascism may have been disowned by the people at the HuffPo, but that doesn’t excuse them. It’s just the latest example of the left implying it’s OK to use violence against those with whom they disagree. Why are they so surprised someone took them seriously?