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Earlier today The Iowa Standard wrote a story about liberal activists in Iowa City defacing flyers promoting an upcoming Matt Walsh event as well as washing away sidewalk chalk displays promoting the event.
In the video, the individual erasing the sidewalk chalk claims it should be legal to kill politicians who pass laws that result in the death of individuals.
The comments begin at the 4:45 mark of the video.
“Would you say that it is self-defense to kill a politician who is trying to pass a law that will kill you? Is revolution not self-defense? There’s never been a court that’s ruled on that, although I think that they should rule in that way. Not all politicians, just the ones who happen to be passing a law that are killing people.”
As an example, they said:
“Kim Reynolds passing a law that will drive trans kids into suicide.”
The Iowa Standard contacted Democrat leadership in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate on Monday afternoon asking if they condemn such comments.
We will include any responses we receive. We sent emails to the following legislative Democrats:
Senate Democrat leadership: Sen. Zach Wahls, Sen. Sarah Trone Garriot, Sen. Pam Jochum, Sen. Eric Giddens and Sen. Herman Quirmbach.
House Democrat leadership: Rep. Jennifer Konfrst, Rep. Lindsay James, Rep. Sue Cahill, Rep. Heather Matson, Rep Amy Nielsen and Rep. Sharon Steckman.
A spokesman for Iowa Senate Democrats called Jason Noble issued the following statement:
“Violence has no place in politics. Iowa Senate Democrats condemn violent political rhetoric and action in all cases.”