As Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate attempt to prove that President Donald J. Trump incited an insurrection by using the term “fight” in political speeches, I thought it would be interesting to check on a few Democrats here in Iowa.
You know, out of an interest of self-preservation, extreme caution and to ensure the safety of all of us at the Iowa Capitol.
And, if the standard Democrats want President Trump to be held to is also going to be applied by Democrats to their own, some Iowa Democrats could be in major trouble.
That is if Democrats don’t mind appearing like hypocrites.
Let’s take a look at Sen. Zach Wahls, the young leader of the Iowa Senate Democrats.
He has used the term “fight” routinely on his Twitter account.
It appears that in 2015 Wahls was asking for an insurrection, saying families like his need a “fighter.”
In 2016, Wahls called Leftists to “organize” and said “we have to fight.”
He also said diverse candidates and candidates who will fight for working people are needed.
Wahls proudly proclaimed he was going to “fight” like a girl at the Women’s March in 2017.
In the summer of 2017, Wahls said the “whole point” of the Left is to fight.
In January of 2018, Wahls said he chose to fight for what he believes in in 2011. He said he was standing up to fight for your family.
In 2019 Wahls said a great group of folks was at the Capitol to hear about Working Hero Iowa, which would fight to boost the incomes of working families.
He also promised to continue fighting for tenure until the bill is dead. Well, there are bills alive in both chambers this year that end tenure. So Wahls is still committed to fighting, I presume.
Wahls said it was an honor and a privilege to “fight” for “our” values.
In late 2019, Wahls was pictured with Elizabeth Warren and captioned it “dream big, fight hard.”
Less than a year ago Wahls encouraged his followers to fight for someone you don’t know.
After the general election in November Wahls said federal “pro-democracy” reforms were needed to allow Democrats to “live to fight” another day in 2022.
If Democrats are really going to make the claim that President Trump using the word “fight” in his political speech led to an insurrection, couldn’t Democrat use of the word “fight” in political speech also lead to an insurrection?
Of course, Republicans likely recognize Sen. Wahls is simply using hyperbole. Republicans likely understand Wahls isn’t calling for a literal fight.