As voters in Georgia go to the polls today in a runoff election that will decide who represents them in the U.S. Senate, a Texas Republican suggested Monday evening that if Democrats win those races, conservatives might just declare civil war.
During an appearance on Fox News, Rep. Chip Roy told host Tucker Carlson:
“Here’s the thing. What happens tomorrow in Georgia — if we have a Democratically controlled Senate, I mean, we’re now basically at full-scale hot conflict in this country, whereas right now we’re in a cold civil war. We’ve got a major problem in this country where the American people, the regular people out there that are working every day, hardworking Americans, they are getting trampled by a system that is rigged against them.”
The system is rigged against them? Well, Donald Trump is currently the president and Republicans control the Senate, so wouldn’t that mean the “rigged” system is being perpetuated by those in power, i.e. the GOP?
But that wasn’t all Roy had to say. He added:
“That is what is at stake, and if the American people in Georgia don’t show up, if Georgians don’t show up and ensure that we hold the Senate in Republican hands, then that’s what’s happening. Two additional votes coming out of the Senate in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, they lock it down for good.”
i uh…..i think a republican member of congress just threatened civil war if the dems win in georgia tomorrow pic.twitter.com/yZhwB75Up1
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 5, 2021
Ah, there’s what really terrifies Republicans: That Democrats will dare to make the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico states, meaning they’d have representation in Congress, including two senators from each state.
Republicans know the demographic shift taking place in the United States will soon make them a permanent minority party and they’re scared. But they have no one to blame but themselves. If they didn’t try demonize people of color, the LGBTQ community, and immigrants, they might be competitive. Instead, they’ve kept the same bigoted platform and policies they’ve had for decades and now they’re on the verge of being irrelevant.
Oh, and if Chip Roy wants to advocate for civil war, maybe he’d like to spend a few decades in prison for sedition and insurrection.
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