ACLU Board Member: Trump Supporters Should Be Shot! (Updated)
Liberals are taking their war on leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a new level–beyond calls to assassinate Trump–with a call to shoot his supporters before they can vote for him!
“The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, “This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day.” They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force, as Laurie would say.”
Loring Wirbel, a board member of the Colorado ACLU and co-chair of Colorado Springs chapter, is reported to have posted on Facebook a screed that said Trump supporters should be shot. The Daily Caller and Twitchy reported on and made screen grabs of Wirbel’s post and professional positions.
Daniel Cole, Executive Director of the El Paso County Republican Party is credited with first finding the post by Wirbel.
Trump was recently given Secret Service protection as a result of threats. Is there a precedent for a presidential candidate’s supporters getting their own Secret Service protection?
UPDATE: Loring Wirbel told KRDO-TV he did not post the comments–that they were cobbled together from other posts he made and then photoshopped–but that he’s learned he needs to be more careful in what he posts online.
“It’s very clear that wasn’t my belief, that we shouldn’t do that type of thing. That was all put together with comments from a bunch of different threads and presented as one unified whole as if I was the one advocating that Trump supporters should be shot which is just not me. I don’t believe in violence against people,” said Wirbel.
…”It looks to me like assembled political attack material. It’s the only way I can describe it,” said Wirbel.
…”If the comment did exist on Wirbel’s Facebook page, it has been deleted. Wirbel insists he did not post it. He said he will continue to post his opinions online, but the experience taught him to be more cautious.
“”People are going to take you literally regardless, that was my lesson. It doesn’t mean I’ll be any less outspoken. I’ll just have to be careful of how I say things,” said Wirbel.”
Daniel Cole and the Daily Caller’s Derek Hunter each told KRDO they saw the post on Wirbel’s Facebook page and that they each preserved it with a screen grab.