Trump supporting Georgia State Senator Vernon Jones, who flipped from Democrat to Republican recently, asked this morning if former President Barack Obama should be impeached over comments he made on the 2008 campaign trail.
Yesterday, Jones shared a June 2008 article from The Hill and asked, “What did @BarackObama mean on GOP: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’?”
Today, Jones issued a three-part tweet taking it a step further and asked, “Should Barack Obama be impeached too since leaving office for encouraging violence and insurrection? ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun’.”
Jones added, “Now one can see what he was organizing in his community. To the liberal media and big tech, fact check The Hill’s story!”
Should @BarackObama be impeached too since leaving office for encouraging violence and insurrection? ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun' | TheHill @TuckerCarlson @JasonMillerinDC @CortesSteve https://t.co/NgQqADKYKZ— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) January 31, 2021
To the liberal media and big tech, fact check @thehill’s story!— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) January 31, 2021
Although, Obama’s words didn’t lead to an insurrection, they certainly could have lead to instances of violence against Republicans and added fuel to a fire that has now manifested itself with Black Lives Matter riots.
The Hill reported at the time that Obama was warning supporters that the general election fight between him and John McCain may get ugly, but that the Illinois senator was vowing not to back down.
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. We don’t have a choice but to win,” Obama said at the Philadelphia fundraiser, joking that he has heard “folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles games.”
The article goes on to say that Obama again said that the GOP will make try to make him look “scary” to voters and that his pledge to swing back at the GOP drew much applause from the crowd.
Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant said at the time that Obama’s rhetoric abandoned his campaign themes of hope and change, but there was no strong call for him to be held accountable for the rhetoric.
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