Democrat says Trump 'has to be eliminated' before election
A polling aggregate maintained by Real Clear Politics shows former President Donald Trump 2.2 points ahead of President Joe Biden in the national popular vote.
This fact seems to have left Democrats worried, with one lawmaker recently suggesting that the former president needs to be "eliminated."
Congressman accuses Trump of using "dangerous" rhetoric
According to the Daily Wire, that claim was made this past weekend by New York Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman during an interview with MSNBC host Jen Psaki.
Goldman, who served as lead counsel in Trump's first impeachment trial, told Psaki that the Republican candidate's "rhetoric is really getting dangerous."
.@RepDanGoldman: "His rhetoric is really getting dangerous... It is just unquestionable at this point that [Trump] cannot see public office again. He is not only unfit. He is destructive to our democracy. He has to be eliminated.” pic.twitter.com/9hS6NHlOB5
— Inside with Jen Psaki (@InsideWithPsaki) November 19, 2023
"It is just unquestionable at this point that that man [Trump] cannot see public office again," Goldman was quoted as saying.
Critics call for Goldman to be investigated
The New York congressman went on to insist that Trump "is not only unfit. He is destructive to our democracy. And he has to be eliminated."
The Daily Wire noted that Goldman's words brought condemnation from many online, including Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, who said the Democrat "should be investigated by the Secret Service for this threat."
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 20, 2023
Goldman later issued an apology, saying, "While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence."
Joe Scarborough claims Trump will "execute" opponents
Goldman's remarks came just days before MSNBC host Joe Scarborough went on a tirade in which he likened Trump to "past Nazi leaders."
Scarborough told viewers on Tuesday that the former president "is running to end American democracy as we know it."
‘Morning Joe’ Scarborough goes on UNHINGED Anti-Trump RANT: “He will imprison, he will execute whoever he is allowed to imprison, execute, drive from the country. Just look at his past. It’s not really hard to read”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 21, 2023
"He will imprison, he will execute whoever he is allowed to imprison, execute, drive from the country. Just look at his past. It’s not really hard to read," the host declared.