Dem congressman suggests taking up arms against Trump (video)

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A video has emerged of a Democratic congressman in Long Island who suggested at a town hall meeting last week that Americans should take up arms against President Trump if he doesn’t follow the Constitution.

Rep. Tom Suozzi, in responding to questions from his constituents, told them, “this is where the second amendment comes in.”

The New York Post reported:

“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi said in a newly released video of the March 12 talk in Huntington. “This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”

A listener then blurts out, “What’s the Second Amendment?”

The left-leaning Democrat says, “The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms.”

The spectators laughed — some nervously. Republicans were not amused.

“This video is incredibly disturbing. It’s surreal to watch a sitting member of Congress suggest that his constituents should take up arms against the president of the United States,” said National Republican Campaign Committee spokesman Chris Martin.

Suozzi political adviser Kim Devlin denied the pol was “advocating for an armed insurrection.”

But the Suozzi campaign at the same time seemed to double down on the comments, as they forwarded a line penned by Thomas Jefferson that called for armed resistance.

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms,” the quote said.

Meanwhile, on the other side, Souzzi had been calling for more gun control, and marched with the students for “National Walkout Day” on March 14.

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