Dem Senator to Trump: ‘Blood Will Be on Your Hands’ If Clinton Killed
Prominent democrats have issued public statements to Donald Trump, warning him that his “reckless” suggestion for Hillary to unarm her bodyguards could put her in a lot of danger.
The Hill reports:
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is accusing Donald Trump of suggesting his supporters kill Hillary Clinton, tweeting furiously that “blood will be on your hands.”
“Hey @realDonaldTrump, if you keep suggesting your supporters kill @HillaryClinton, someone will listen. The blood will be on your hands,” Murphy tweeted Saturday morning.
Hey @realDonaldTrump, if you keep suggesting your supporters kill @HillaryClinton, someone will listen. The blood will be on your hands.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 17, 2016
Trump said Friday night at a campaign rally that Clinton’s Secret Service detail should have their guns taken away to “see what happens to her.”
“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” he said. “Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns … let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’d be very dangerous.”
Democrats have reacted angrily to Trump’s comment, calling it an incitement of violence.
Clinton’s campaign called on Republican leaders to denounce the statement.
“Whether this is done to provoke protesters at a rally or casually or even as a joke, it is an unacceptable quality in anyone seeking the job of Commander in Chief,” campaign manager Robby Mook said.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords — the victim of a mass shooting in 2011 — said Trump’s comments prove he is “reckless, irresponsible and unworthy of the office he seeks.”
Trump’s Friday comment appeared to be similar to another gun rights remark he made in August when he suggested that “Second Amendment people” could stop Clinton from nominating Supreme Court justices if she’s elected.
Murphy reacted similarly to that, saying it qualified as an assassination threat and calling for a Secret Service investigation.
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