Time for escalated response to 'assault on the republic'

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Supreme Court sunriseA GOP delegate says dealing with a left-wing professor who is joining the call for violence if Republicans even try to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the November elections is simple.

In a tweet, University of California-Riverside Religion Scholar Reza Aslan profanely threatens to "burn the entire (expletive deleted) thing down." Presumably he means Congress.

Don Dix, a delegate to the California GOP, thinks Aslan's threat amounts to sedition.

"When they want to burn the whole thing … the entire thing down, to me that's a frontal assault on the republic," Dix decides. "I don't know how you interpret it any other way."

The Washington Examiner reports that Aslan's verified Twitter account is not the only one being used to threaten violence over the seat on the high court. "If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots," Washington Post and GQ writer Laura Bassett has tweeted. And Beau Willimon, a Writer's Guild of America president, has told his roughly 162,000 followers that "we're shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election."


The Daily Mail does not say if the professor is to be disciplined, but Dix, who also cohosts the conservative "Jen and Don Show" with Jennifer Horn, thinks Aslan should be fired.

"I think it's time to escalate our response to these kinds of threats to call for people like Reza Aslan to be let go, to be fired," he submits.

The Daily Mail reports that Aslan's program on CNN was canceled after he used profanity to describe President Trump on the air in 2017.


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