Talk about an escalation in rhetoric.
American politics have been getting incredibly heated of late, and there are very few among us who are looking to tone down the vitriol – even in the face of increasing violence. We’ve seen Antifa-allied groups setting up “autonomous zones” in the Pacific Northwest, as well as right-wing militia groups plotting to kidnap the Michigan Governor and hold publicly televised executions.
In other words: Things are not all right in US political circles at the moment, and the flashpoint created by President Trump’s electoral fight certainly hasn’t helped to lower the temperature.
Now, the Arizona GOP is facing criticism after they raised the issue quite bluntly on Twitter.
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The Arizona Republican Party escalated its rhetoric by urging people to fight to the death on behalf of President Donald Trump’s attempts to dispute the 2020 Election.
The organization, headed by Chairwoman Kelli Ward, had previously raised eyebrows at the end of November when they offered this reaction to the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the state:
Ward continues to dispute the certification of the results in court, even though Trump’s own legal team has never been able to produce evidence for his claim that the 2020 general election was tampered with by mass voter fraud.
On Tuesday, the Arizona Republican Party cranked things up a few notches when they retweeted “Stop the Steal” advocate Ali Akbar for saying “I am willing to give my life for this fight.”
“He is. Are you?” The party asked.
Another similarly-inflammatory tweet featuring a still from a Rambo movie was deleted by the organization as well, depicting Sylvester Stallone’s character aiming a bow and arrow at a combatant and featuring the phrase, “This is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something.”.
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