Since it first began to look like Donald Trump could lose the 2020 Presidential Election, there have been warnings and conjecture that his supporters could react with violence. Now an attorney who supports the president’s cause to remain in office is telling supporters to gather their “second amendment supplies” and be ready.
In a series of tweets (screenshots of the following two will be appended at the end of this article in case they are deleted by Twitter or Wood) attorney Lin Wood warned Trump supporters that they should expect events to “unfold quickly over [the] next several days” and that they should be prepared, with flashlights, batteries, food, water, and “second amendment supplies.”
Wood has continued throughout this transition period to promote unproven conspiracy theories about the election, even suggesting that Trump supporters in Georgia should refuse to participate in the Senate elections in January, which will determine whether Democrats control the White House, Senate, and House at the same time, or continue to face off with Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader and self-appointed “grim reaper” of progressive policies.
In addition to suggesting that a “second amendment” solution might be necessary in coming days, Wood is attacking Georgia leadership, specifically directing the vitriol of his followers towards Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Attorney General Chris Carr.
Though his tweets specify that the action he’s calling for is a recall of these elected officials, coupled with calls for “second amendment supplies” there’s a sinister air about repeatedly pointing the finger at these few public figures.
Already Georgia officials have called for a stop to similar rhetoric from Donald Trump, with Gabriel Sterling, a top election official, warning that this type of verbal attack promotes harassment and death threats, and expressing concern that it could actually result in violence, according to NPR.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com