Back when Trump was facing his first impeachment, he tweeted a hint that the move could trigger a civil war — which sent militiamen and Trump supporters flooding in and vowing to do just that. . The sentiments they expressed at that time were on par with the threats of violence before the January 6 uprising.
Immediately following the news of the Mar-a-Lago discovery, mentions of “Civil War” on Twitter spiked, as Donie O’Sullivan reported.
The most prominent Republican elected to weigh in on the matter was Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia, whose tweets became increasingly militant as the day progressed. that started In typically unhinged fashion:
The FBI is raiding President Trump’s home in Marlago!
This is the rogue behavior of Communist countries, not the United States!!!
These are the kinds of things that happen in countries during civil war.
Political oppression must stop!!!
Later, Green’s tone became threatening: “What is happening will not be tolerated!!!” He wrote. “We’re coming.”
A Florida Republican legislator is running for Congress. Anthony SabatiniFlorida wants state government to step in and protect Trump from the evil federal government:
It is time for us in the Florida Legislature to call an emergency legislative session and amend our laws regarding federal agencies.
Immediately sever all ties with the DOJ
Any FBI agent conducting law enforcement operations outside of our state borders should be arrested on sight.
Right-wing activist Laura Loomer, who is also running for Congress in Florida, c Even more provocative:
Time to take off the gloves. It’s about time. If you are a freedom loving American, you should remove the words decorum and civility from your vocabulary. It’s a war!
And it is time to eliminate these communists. Tonight he attacked President Trump. If you sit on the sidelines and refuse to take action, they will attack you and your family.
What will you choose? Will you be a fighter? Or will you become a victim of the Deep State?
Arizona’s far-right Republican candidate for governor’s seat, Curry Lake, Posted a statement Warning of the nation’s impending death:
This is one of the darkest days in American history: the day our government, originally created by the people, turned against us. This illegitimate, corrupt regime hates America and has weaponized the entire federal government to remove President Donald Trump.
Our government is inherently corrupt. These tyrants will stop at nothing to silence the patriots who are working so hard to save America. This is an incredibly horrible abuse of power. If we accept this, America is dead.
We will not accept it. 10th The amendment could save our republic and pave the way for the Fed to take off electric travel directly through Arizona.
We must abolish the federal government. As governor, I will fight these tyrants with every fiber of my being. America—dark days are ahead for us. May God protect us and save our country.
Trump-loving right-wing pundits were similarly running around with their hair on fire, urging their audience to prepare for war — and not just the rhetorical kind.
Jesse Kelly—the right-wing radio talk-show host who believes fascism is an inevitability to the American right, and is fine with it—shouted at the so-called “constitutional sheriffs” who have threatened to join it. The nation’s election apparatus defends Trump. “Do you have a county sheriff who will stand between you and a federal agent trying to violate your rights? If you don’t, you better get one. Or better yet, be one,” Kelly tweeted. .
He later tweeted a quote with threatening implications: “Don’t quote laws to men with swords.’ -Pompey Magnus,” Kelly tweeted.
Far-right pundit Candace Owens had a regular meltdown on Twitter:
The FBI should be legally and formally disbanded.
What happened to President Trump is positively shocking and a sign of unwanted government power.
I no longer recognize the country in which I live. Left or right, we must all come together to fight this evil.
Meanwhile, longtime Fox News host Monica Crowley decided it was time to throw down the gauntlet: “This is it,” she tweeted. “This is a hill to die for.”
White nationalist pundit Jack Posobiec, who now hosts a daily show for the far-right campus organization Turning Point USA, posted a series of tweets urging his viewers to buckle up for what was essentially a real gunfight. :
are you ready.
The federal security state has declared war on Donald J. Trump and his supporters.
The country you grew up in no longer exists.
We are living through the times our forefathers warned about.
Welcome to the end game.
Longtime conspiracy theorist Steven Crowder’s unhinged tweet was shorter and more concise: “Tomorrow is war,” he wrote. “sleep well.”
The ominous suggestion that the base has engaged in violence can be heard on Fox News as well thanks to host Jesse Waters, who told his guest, Dan Bongino:
I think after watching this break tonight you’re going to see some more action from the base on the streets…they realize this with what this corrupt government and the FBI have done.
Another Fox News host, Mark Levin, claimed that the Trump investigation was an attack on the nation:
This is the worst attack on this republic in modern history. duration And it’s not just an attack on Donald Trump. This is an attack on everyone who supports him. It is an attack on anyone who dares to raise serious questions about Washington, DC, and the establishment in both parties. I haven’t heard a bad word from the Republican leadership in the Senate! you have? None of them have given a statement. Because they are weak. Because of this.
Sebastian Gorka, a one-time Trump aide, tweeted: “This is real rebellion.”
On Trump’s social media site Truth Social, radio host Wayne Root, a longtime Trump fan and supporter, wrote: “It’s now officially Nazi Germany Gestapo meets Soviet Union KGB.”
Trumpist Pandit Carmine Sabia also wrote a series of endless tweets to his more than 80,000 followers:
It’s time for a #NationalDivorce before there’s a civil war. We can no longer be part of the same nation.
And if I’m not direct enough let me say it again. If you’re not for Donald Trump, you’re my enemy. I can’t believe that four hours ago. But I believe now. This was a huge mistake by the Democrats.
This is war. Choose a side. There is no gray area.
The America you knew and loved as a child is gone. It’s gone and it’s never coming back.
Similar feelings can be found In right-wing social mediaBeing voiced largely and often at high volume by the usual randos and trolls.
- “The Dems are starting a civil war.”
- “Is this the first shot of a civil war? Is this oppression mentioned in 2n.d Edit? The founding fathers would have started shooting a long time ago! “
- “This is a time of civil war. The deep state has proven that they are real, they are corrupt, they are dictators.
- “Civil War! Take up arms, people!”
- “The FBI just declared war on the Republic. Treat them accordingly.”
- “A civil war is coming after what the DOJ did today.”
- “August 8, 2022 will be remembered forever. Beginning of Civil War II.
- “Our government is pushing for a civil war. Americans are only going to take so much. “
- “I’ve already bought my ammo”
- “Civil War 2.0 just started.”
- “Let’s make war.”
- “One step closer to a dynamic civil war.”
- “Lock and Load”
- “Let history show that Biden and his DOJ drew first blood with this raid on Mar-a-Lago.”
- “The FBI is led by Jews. I warned you about these demons.”
- “We are at war.”
- “It would be great to have FBI agents killed in the future!”
“Prior to the attack on the Capitol on January 6, we saw unprecedented online plans to commit real-world violence,” said Advance Democracy President Daniel J. Jones, a former Senate Intelligence Committee staff member, observed in a statement to NBC News. “Online outrage was based on false allegations of voter fraud and outlandish theories of coordinated government corruption. An FBI raid on January 6 uncovered such violent rhetoric online, including at least one person charged in connection with the riots. provoked.”
Jones added: “The promotion of sweeping government conspiracy theories by political leaders, elected officials, and political entertainers continues to undermine our democracy — and will likely lead to additional political violence.”