As the second day of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial wound to a close, Democrats accused the White House of inciting violence against Congressman Adam Schiff.
“A YouTube video from the known anonymous extremist who goes by ‘PolitiZoid’ is a clear and present danger to the impeachment community,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “The United States Congress rejects both the content and the message of that video.”
Titled “Schiff Hits the Fan,” and tweeted by White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino, the video is based on the Looney Toons classic in which “Schiff T. Coyote” is repeatedly murdered by a bird called “Trump Runner.”
“The United States Senate deplores any intentional effort to violently suppress the free speech rights of others,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer. “There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. We look to leaders around America to speak out against violence, and to protect our heroes from attack.”
“America’s commitment to freedom of speech goes back to the very beginning of our nation,” said former First Lady, Secretary of State, and two-time candidate for president Hillary Clinton. “But let me be clear — there is no justification for videos that glorify political violence, none.”