Speaking in Chicago, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, or Pocahontas as she has been nicknamed by President Donald Trump, asserted her desire to “cut open” Republicans.
Warren was in the midst of discussing the Republican’s failed plan to replace Obamacare last week, asking, “God, what planet do they live on?”
The senator claimed that the American Healthcare Act, if it had passed, would have knocked “24 million people off health insurance and raising the costs for middle-class families so that you could produce a tax break for a handful of millionaires and billionaires.”
She complained that the reason that it did not pass was because it was “not brutal enough” for “a big chunk” of Republicans.
The speech then became significantly darker, as she asserted that she would like to cut open the dead bodies of members of the Republican Party.
“I hope they leave their bodies to science. I would like to cut them open,” the politician stated.
As she said it, she also made a stabbing gesture — followed by the miming of her opening up a rib cage — which drew a massive round of cheering and applause from the equally deranged crowd.
Imagine the outrage if someone on the right had expressed these violent fantasies towards supporters of former President Barack Obama. The offender surely would have been forced to resign and disappear from public life.
Unfortunately, as we have repeatedly seen throughout the election and after Trump’s victory, violent wishes and actions towards the right are entirely normalized, accepted, and celebrated.
Speaking at the National Rifle Association convention in Atlanta on Friday, Trump again referred to Warren as “Pocahontas,” due to her false claims of being Native American, while warning that she may be gearing up to run for president in 2020.
“I have a feeling that in the next election you’re going to be swamped with candidates,” Trump said. “You’ll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you’re going to say, No sir, no thank you, no ma’am, perhaps ma’am – it may be Pocahontas, remember that.”
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