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After RBG’s Death, Left-Wing Activists Promise Violence If Trump Appoints Her Replacement

Even after a traumatic moment of devastating unrest, radical left-wing activists are now planning to do it all again if they don’t get their way.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday night at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Moments after news broke of her passing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged a full Senate vote on the nominee of President Donald Trump’s choosing with the election looming less than 50 days away.

After erupting into a historic outbreak of civil unrest this summer that claimed the lives of more than 30 people while trashing minority businesses, launching violent assaults on state and federal police officers, and carrying out more than $1 billion in property damage in the name of social justice, radical left-wing activists are now planning to do it all again if the president executes his mandated White House authority to appoint a new Supreme Court justice.

“If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fucking thing down,” wrote liberal writer Reza Aslan.

“We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election,” warned Writers Guild of America President Beau Willimon.


“If Mitch McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots,” threatened Laura Bassett whose work has been published in GQ Magazine and the Washington Post.

Here’s a run-down of more than a dozen other threats coming from liberal activists on Twitter, with examples running practically endless across the website.

If these threats sound familiar, that’s because they are.

For weeks, the media had already been priming for potential violence over the outcome of the November election in the event that Trump emerges with a triumphant second-term win after the same legacy outlets failed in every other avenue of de-legitimizing the president’s victory in 2016 through endless perpetuation of the Russia hoax and the cheering of the Democratic impeachment.

“Perspective: The election will likely spark violence — and a constitutional crisis,” the Washington Post prophesied earlier this month. “In every scenario except a Biden landslide, our simulation ended catastrophically.”

The Atlantic soon followed suit.

“Strictly law-and-order Republicans who have responded in dismay to scenes of rioting and looting have an interest in Biden winning – even if they could never bring themselves to vote for him,” magazine contributor Shadi Hamid wrote, because if Trump wins, Democrats are going to blow the country up for a second time.