PoliticsWednesday 08.31.22

WH Press Sec. Karine Jean-Pierre calls out elected Republicans for their violent rhetoric against federal officials.

During Wednesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre calls out several elected Republicans — including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) — for their suggestions of violence toward federal officials.

“You have representative Paul Gosar - has posted videos depicting him attacking the President and members of Congress. You have representative Marjorie Taylor Greene - has publicly expressed support for shooting prominent Democratic elected officials and suggesting physically assaulting transgender school officials. You have representative Madison Cawthorn - has said, falsely, ‘if our election systems continue to be rigged and continue to be stolen, then it's going to lead to one place, and that's bloodshed.’ And just last week, you had Governor Ron DeSantis - suggested that Dr. Fauci should be physically assaulted. And former President Trump has done the same many, many times.

Look, and many of your colleagues have actually talked about and reported on this dangerous trend that we’re seeing.”

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