It was just one week ago that a violent left wing nut opened fire on Congressional Republicans in Virginia. Now an Illinois man has been arrested for writing about his intent to assassinate President Trump on Facebook.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports:
Edwardsville man charged with threatening to assassinate President Trump
An Edwardsville man posted on Facebook that he wanted to assassinate President Donald Trump, according to federal authorities.
Joseph Lynn Pickett was charged with threatening the president of the United States on June 15.
U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Vincent Pescitelli said Pickett threatened to “take the life of, to kidnap, and to inflict bodily harm” against Trump on Facebook, according to a criminal complaint filed with the charges. The complaint included screenshots of Pickett’s Facebook posts.
“Before I die I want our president and congress to sign a treaty to never side with Russia or any enemy of the United States of America! If one will then that person deserves to be shot,” his post read. “Guess what Trump? I’m waiting for the right time…and I KNOW your (sic) Putin’s (expletive)! The secret service now has a heads up as to my plan to assassinate Trump…let’s see if they act.”
After the original post, Pickett continued to comment, saying he was “still waiting” for the Secret Service to knock on his door and arrest him.
“Honestly am I really going to have to kill trump before our fine Government (the jack booted thugs they are) actually takes me into custody for threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump?” Pickett wrote. “I mean he sold our country to The Russians. He is a Benedict Arnold but hey the (expletive) is our President even though he needs a blade in his neck. And you dumb, asses who stick up for him…who’s gonna protect you when someone like me comes t (sic) take you out.”
At what point do the leaders of the Democratic Party and their allies in media take responsibility for this?
They have whipped left wingers into a frenzy and it is having demonstrable effects.
Someone is going to get killed.