In case you missed it, #MassacreMoscowMitch has been a pretty popular hashtag with the tolerant Left.
Many of the very people who are deeply concerned about right-wing rhetoric are tweeting #MassacreMoscowMitch and believing that it will be totally fine and no one will respond with violence.
Or maybe they don’t think it will be fine, and want to see violence.
— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 6, 2019
It’s been particularly popular with New York Times contributing op-ed writer and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali:
Oh just a CNN contributor and NY Times contributing writer tweeting completely normal stuff pic.twitter.com/QpNfFjYWCe
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) August 6, 2019
Something something violent rhetoric incitement something something pic.twitter.com/8nEOfpvXGZ
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) August 6, 2019
Far-left protesters descended upon Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home last night, but #MassacreMoscowMitch gives Wajahat faith in America.
Reported for encouraging violence
— Dragon Quest Fanboy since '93 (@Anakha6910) August 6, 2019
— One Small Voice (@hosvblog) August 6, 2019
Yeah, this is a completely okay thing to tweet since it's someone on the right. I mean, if we had tweeted out something like "massacre AOC" or "massacre Kamala Harris" that'd be incitement of violence, but since it's a Republican it's all good. https://t.co/XDYaXBgGTl
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 6, 2019
He’s since deleted the tweet. Not because he feels bad about it, but because people are totally taking it out of context:
People did it in reference to his refusal to allow the gun control and election security bill to advance in the Senate. You know that. But still I'll delete out of good faith.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 6, 2019
What a swell guy. Such good faith:
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 5, 2019