Earlier today, I wrote an article giving a warning to members of Antifa or any group of rioters that their threat of coming to the suburbs, to people’s homes, can wind up with some very serious consequences for them in the form of deadly force.
The warning was fair and contained no boasting or dares. In fact, I was sure to write the exact opposite. As you can read for yourself, I made it very clear that any attempts to break in and loot someone’s private residence are likely going to result in that rioter’s death, as will any attempts to bring harm to the residents inside or attempts at setting the house on fire.
Democrat Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy apparently saw my article and gave it a read. I think he has, at least, because he quoted a select piece of it while moralizing to Republicans.
“The top story on a mainstream conservative website right now: “Suburbanites have a lot more to lose…In the city, you were the pack of lions seeking whom you may devour. In the burbs, you’re the gazelle.” Decent Republicans can’t let this be where the party goes,” tweeted Murphy.
The top story on a mainstream conservative website right now:
“Suburbanites have a lot more to lose…In the city, you were the pack of lions seeking whom you may devour. In the burbs, you’re the gazelle.”
Decent Republicans can’t let this be where the party goes. https://t.co/kikG9biw6w
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 1, 2020
Just to make sure we’re all on the same page, Murphy is misquoting me in order to make it seem like what I’m saying was either classist or racist or both. He’s implying that I’m saying we in suburbia have more worth (I was specifically talking about family members over items in stores) and he completely left out that when I talked about people in the city being lions, I was referring to rioters and Antifa, not inner-city dwellers.
In order to misinterpret this article, you’d have to do some real Olympic-level mental gymnastics…or just slice and dice quotes to get the wrong conclusion.
But that a Democrat presented something out of context in order to make someone look classist or racist isn’t anything new, and Murphy has proven that he’s try-hard enough to pass off an obvious lie as fact. Remember, this is the same Murphy that said China wasn’t at fault for the virus, President Donald Trump was.
Sen. Chris Murphy:
"The reason that we're in the crisis that we are today is not because of anything that China did"pic.twitter.com/9EskhdFQvb
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 15, 2020
This is also the same Murphy that was touting the idea that Trump was advocating for the “murder of political opponents and protesters.”
I know it feels scary today. 100,000 dead. Fires raging. A President calling for the murder of political opponents and protesters.
But there is no anxiety or anger you feel that cannot be cured by political action.
So what are you going to do today to win in November?
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) May 29, 2020
The real issue comes down to why Murphy felt the need to misquote my article about homeowners defending themselves from intruders and people who mean them harm in their own homes.
Antifa made it clear that they want to take the rioting off the streets and to the burbs, and judging by Antifa’s record of destruction and violence to the point of being labeled a terrorist group, why would a sitting U.S. Senator, regardless of party, not support a peaceful homeowner defending his or family?
I asked Murphy for clarification about his intent, and please forgive the typo in the tweet.
Please be very clear in your response @ChrisMurphyCT. Are you saying that using our 2nd Amendment rights to defend our homes is wrong? Are you saying warning would-be intruders trying to break into our homes that they will see those rights exercised is wrong as well?
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 1, 2020
Wouldn’t ya know it? I’m still waiting for a response from him. Murphy has not made it clear why he took an article that is an actual warning about and description of what would happen in the event of a break-in and attempted to misrepresent what I’m saying. Even one like mine which makes no attempt to encourage anyone to test the claim and even, very seriously, tries to warn people away from it.
If Murphy is so against people defending themselves and their homes by utilization of their right to bear arms then why doesn’t he just say so? What does he hope is the endgame here by blatantly lying about my article?
It doesn’t speak well for Murphy at all, an elected member of the Senate, to essentially downplay my message. You’d have to conclude that he believes that what I wrote about in the article was immoral. That somehow, defending your home is wrong and that if the Republicans want to be better people, they would have to turn from that kind of thinking.
When you break it down, this is pretty disturbing.