Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn Casually Suggests Armed Citizens Should Overthrow the Government | Vanity Fair (Me: Traitors afoot in GOP)

So it’s a bit odd to hear a U.S. representative seemingly brag about how well the Viet Cong performed, and suggest that armed civilians could and should do similar damage on American soil. Cawthorn’s comments follow remarks from Rep. Matt Gaetz wherein the Florida lawmaker lashed out at tech companies for harboring alleged conservative biases, telling supporters: “The internet’s hall monitors out in Silicon Valley, they think they can suppress us, discourage us. Maybe if you’re just a little less patriotic, maybe if you just conform to their way of thinking a little more, then you’ll be allowed to participate in the digital world. Well, you know what? Silicon Valley can’t cancel this movement, or this rally, or this congressman. We have a Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it.” (Harlan Hill, a spokesman for Gaetz, has insisted that suggestions that the congressman was encouraging people to take up arms against Silicon Valley are “willful lies,” telling The Washington Post: “The wildly irresponsible mis-framing of the Congressman’s comments is designed to divide America and we demand it stops.” Gaetz has also said he was taken out of context.)

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