Raskin: Insurrectionist Philosophy Spreading Within the GOP

Raskin: Insurrectionist Philosophy Spreading Within the GOP

May 5, 2023

Thursday on MSNBC’s All In, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) claimed that an “insurrectionist philosophy” had spread within the Republican Party.

Discussing members of the Proud Boys being found guilty of seditious conspiracy, Raskin said, “There were definite intermediaries, Roger Stone was clearly one of them, and there were other people who were operating either in back channels or openly, like Steve Bannon, to connect the effort of a political coup overthrowing the election with all of the violence and the turbulence that was brought outside of the Capital.”

He continued, “The scary thing to me is that the insurrectionist philosophy behind this extraordinary event has only spread within the Republican Party and is now a defining attribute of their understanding of the Second Amendment. You can hear my colleagues Matt Gates, Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Chip Roy talk about how the purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow the people to overthrow the government. Which means, by definition, to attack the police and to overthrow anybody who’s defending our government.”

This is a blatant lie. No Republican says the purpose of the Second Amendment is to overthrow the government. Its purpose, as Raskin knows full well but cannot admit, is to allow citizens to defend themselves against government tyranny.

Raskin himself is an emissary of Biden administration tyranny, one of the aims of which is to de-legitimize the Second Amendment and disarm law-abiding patriots.

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