Benn’s initial tweet yesterday was in no way ambiguous or unclear.
For violent resistance to work it’d need to be organized. Individual acts can be understandable, but likely counterproductive/ineffective.”
The individual act driving yesterday’s news was leftist lunatic James Hodgkinson opening fire on a ball field of Republicans with an automatic rifle. What else on earth could Benn have referred to?
In response to Benn’s reprehensible tweet, Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist conservative website weighed in:
HuffPo writer’s main beef w/ today’s attempted mass murder of Republicans is that it was poorly organized.”
A year ago, Benn wrote an article for HuffPo in which he called Donald Trump a “fascist” and asserted a “violent response” to Trump’s candidacy was “logical.”
Benn is known for responding sarcastically to tweets that argue change can occur without resorting to violence.
Just last week, HuffPo deleted an article that had appeared on Saturday in which contributor Jason Fuller called for President Trump to be “executed.”
Fuller wrote that impeachment was not enough to “drain the swamp” and that Trump must face “the ultimate punishment.”
Ironically, Fuller describes himself as opposing bullying and extremism while writing an article filled with extremist rhetoric.
Even before the election of Donald Trump, the left has done all it can to legitimize violence to advance its causes. No doubt, this advocacy for violence has inspired groups like Antifa and now unhinged shooters like James Hodgkinson.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical conditions, having suffered injuries to internal organs as a result of the shooting. He faces additional surgery to try to improve his condition.
Yesterday’s events brought a more sober tone to Congress, but it remains to be seen if left-wing media outlets like Huffington Post will take a more responsible approach to what’s considered suitable for printing and posting.
For violent resistance to work it'd need to be organized. Individual acts can be understandable, but likely counterproductive/ineffective.
— Jesse Benn (@JesseBenn) June 14, 2017
— Jesse Benn (@JesseBenn) June 15, 2017
HuffPo writer's main beef w/ today's attempted mass murder of Republicans is that it was poorly organized. https://t.co/I6ejb3StFQ
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 14, 2017
— Grant Kozak (@GKrollin) June 15, 2017
— Jesse Benn (@JesseBenn) February 5, 2017