Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said conservatives may need to turn to physical violence in order to protect the United States against contemporary liberalism.
The Republican governor put forth the controversial suggestion after speaking of the “degradation of society” during an impassioned, 15-minute speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The provocative comments started to gain national attention at the start of this week.
“America is worth fighting for ideologically. I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically. But that may, in fact, be the case,” he told the crowd.
To hammer home his point, he paraphrased a famous quote from Founding Father Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
“Whose blood will be shed? It may be that of those in this room. It might be that of our children and grandchildren. I have nine children,” he said. “It breaks my heart to think that it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something that we, through our apathy and our indifference, have given away. Don’t let it happen.”
Oh that's a good idea.
Let's tell the angry unhinged masses that if the candidate they do not support wins the election they should arm themselves and take to the streets in retaliation.
In response at least one Kentucky Democrat is suggesting that Bevin should be impeached over these remarks:
A Kentucky Democrat running for Congress called on Tuesday for Gov. Matt Bevin (R) to be removed from office after he suggested that an armed insurrection should take place if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election.
Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper said during a brief press conference that lawmakers from both parties should impeach Bevin “on the grounds that calling for the taking of innocent lives is a violation of the governor’s binding legal responsibility to uphold the laws of our Commonwealth, which clearly prohibit murder.”
By the way if you are sitting there wondering if this idiot is yet another of Sarah Palin's endorsees, wonder no more. Of course he is.