Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) is in the race of his life in Ohio. He is up against author J.D. Vance, and currently, Vance is ahead by just over 2 points. The last thing Ryan needed to do was say something that even Democrats would cringe at, but that’s just what he did.
Ryan didn’t start badly in a recent speech, he said that we need to “move out of this age of stupidity” and into an “age of reconciliation and reform.”
The Democratic politician asked, “How do we fix all of these broken systems?”
Then things started to crumble all around him.
“Some of those answers will come from Republicans. Not the extremists that we’re dealing with every single day. We’ve gotta kill and confront that movement,” he declared.
Wait, what? Kill and confront the movement of GOP extremists? Did Ryan just threaten his opposition with violence as the answer to broken systems?
He goes on to call the Dobbs decision “extreme,” so is he threatening the Supreme Court as well?
This is all happening while he is trying to brand himself as a moderate Democrat, but he torched millions of Americans who supported Trump?
That’s the movement that needs to be killed and confronted?
So once again, it’s the Democrats who are seemingly calling for political violence. If this had come from a GOP politician, all hell would be breaking loose and the FBI would probably be involved in seizing their phone.
Ryan is right now in a tight race and this rhetoric is not going to go over well with his voters in Ohio. And Ohio is considered to be one of eight races that Decision Desk has looked to that may turn the race for the Senate.
So keep up the good work, Ryan. Just don’t kill and confront anybody.
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