- Aug 19, 2014
- Reaction score
- Tennessee, USA
- Political Leaning
Terrorist threats. That's what these are.
Almost immediately after news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, some verified Twitter users threatened arson and apparent violence in order to block Republicans from replacing her before the elections.
"If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire f-----g thing down," author Reza Aslan tweeted. He later responded to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow to hold a vote on President Trump's nominee. "Over our dead bodies, literally," he tweeted.
Author Aaron Gouveia similarly blasted McConnell's statement, saying: "F--k no. Burn it all down.
A Canadian political science professor called for arson, prompting accusations he made a terroristic threat. "Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS," Waterloo professor Emmett MacFarlane tweeted.
SCOTUS battle prompts threats, calls for arson: 'Burn Congress down'Almost immediately after news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, some left-leaning Twitter users threatened violence or arson in order to block Republicans from replacing her before the elections.www.foxnews.com