MAGA House Members Threaten Political Violence on Behalf of Trump

Officer Fanone Ahead of Trump’s Arraignment: McCarthy Has “Duty To Condemn Any and All Calls for Violence on the Former President’s Behalf.” 

Rep. Andy Biggs: “We have now reached a war phase. Eye for an eye.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of former President Trump’s arraignment on 37 felony counts today, MAGA House Republicans across the country are once again ignoring, excusing, and even inciting political violence to protect their extreme agenda and shield the former president from accountability. Their rhetoric is being echoed by MAGA supporters who are doubling down on calls for violence, calling on one another to “make Waco look like a tea party.”

“I have seen first-hand that MAGA Republicans are willing and able to use political violence to advance their interests no matter the cost to our democracy or individual lives,” said Michael Fanone, Courage for America council member and former MPD officer injured in the Jan. 6 insurrection. “McCarthy and other Republican House leaders have a duty to condemn any and all calls for violence on the former president’s behalf. Anything less is not just cowardly but unpatriotic.”

At least two sitting members of the MAGA House conference have directly called for violence following Trump’s indictment: 

  • Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA): “President Trump said he has been summoned to appear at the Federal Courthouse in Miami on Tuesday, at 3 PM. This is a perimeter probe from the oppressors. Hold. rPOTUS has this. Buckle up. 1/50K know your bridges. Rock steady calm. That is all.”
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ): “We have now reached a war phase. Eye for an eye.”

Speaker Kevin McCarthy has not condemned these calls for violence from his own conference and others in his party. But he did find the time to defend Trump’s actions because, “a bathroom door locks” — making it clear that his priorities are his extreme agenda and MAGA allies, not the safety of the American people.