Despite Election Day having come and gone two weeks ago, the presidential race remains unsettled: Georgia has begun a hand recount and the Trump campaign has alleged voter fraud and other irregularities in multiple states.
This hasn’t stopped Democrats from declaring victory, however — or from making threats against their now-defeated political opponents.
This was noted by Washington Times writer Everett Piper, who published a piece Saturday explaining how he had mistakenly tweeted a false quote from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that threatened her opponents with retribution.
Harris allies have made threats
“This past week I made a mistake,” Piper wrote. “I was careless and retweeted something before I fact-checked it. I shouldn’t have. I was lax, I was lazy and what I posted turned out to be fake news.”
However, he pointed out that while Harris may not have publicly vowed to target conservatives, many of her allies on the political left have.
Piper pointed to Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin who after the election said, “Any Republican now promoting rejection of an election or calling not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position, or be accepted into ‘polite’ society. We have a list.”
Appearing on a panel for MSNBC’s Morning Joy, Rubin also said the GOP needs to be burned down, leaving no “survivors.”
“It’s not only that Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have to lose,” The Washington Post columnist insisted. “We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party. We have to level them because if there are survivors, if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again.”
Former Twitter CEO calls for violence
As Piper noted, Rubin is far from the only one on the left speaking so radically against their political opponents.
In October, Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich tweeted, “When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”
Piper cited several other Democratic political and media figures who have publicly threatened those on the right, including a now deleted tweet from former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo a month before the election.
Costolo said that business owners who don’t adhere to social justice ideology “are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I’ll happily provide video commentary.”