Forever war enthusiast Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) declared Tuesday that the ouster of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House was tantamount to a “terrorist attack,” suggesting that the eight House members who voted with Democrats to remove McCarthy were, themselves, terrorists.
“We saw a similar thing happen to Boehner, Ryan, and now McCarthy. I’m sure the next speaker is going to be subjected to the same terrorist attacks,” Cornyn said. Later, Cornyn doubled down on his remarks, writing on X, “A handful [of] House members just want to blow up the institution and themselves in the process. Sad.”
To be clear, a cut-and-dry democratic vote to remove someone from a place of power is the farthest thing from a terror attack, which involves a premeditated, violent assault that inflicts injury, death, and fear on a populace.
In likening eight Republicans to “terrorists,” Cornyn joins the left in their campaign to label virtually all conservatives — the very people Cornyn claims to represent — as dangerous domestic extremists and terrorists.
The catalyst for this slanderous narrative was the events of Jan. 6, 2021, which the deep state used to vilify, torture, and, without due process, imprison innocent conservatives for the crime of questioning a rigged election. Countless peaceful J6 protesters were labeled domestic terrorists by the feds, Democrats, corporate media, and even Republican leaders.
The terrorism accusation spread from those present at the capitol to anyone who identifies with the right. Indeed, last year, during a discussion about the Jan. 6, 2021 protest, “Republican” Russia hoaxer and disgraced Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe likened conservatives to members of the Islamic Caliphate and called for more robust surveillance of “mainstream” conservatives.
McCabe’s sadistic hopes have largely come true. A report published today in Newsweek detailed how the FBI has “quietly created a new category” of domestic terrorists, known as “Anti-Government, Anti-Authority Violent Extremism” (AGAAVEs). Classified data obtained by Newsweek, however, reveals that “Anti-Government, Anti-Authority Violent Extremism” is just code for the supporters of former President Donald Trump. The new label is a way for the Biden DOJ to target people based on their political beliefs without being explicit.
According to FBI data obtained by Newsweek, “nearly two-thirds of the FBI’s current investigations are focused on Trump supporters.”
None of this should be surprising given that President Joe Biden repeatedly tells us exactly what he thinks about half the American public. “Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans are a threat to the very soul of this country,” Biden tweeted last September.
It doesn’t stop with Trump supporters. After Jan. 6, Biden’s FBI launched an investigation into “terrorist” parents who opposed child mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory at local school board meetings. In a brazen violation of the First Amendment, the FBI investigated and seemingly infiltrated and surveilled Latin mass-attending Catholics, whom the bureau labeled “Radical-Traditionalist Catholics” and potential “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists.”
The feds have also declared war on peaceful pro-life protesters, raiding their homes at gunpoint in the dead of night and charging them with federal crimes that will likely lead to massive fines and prison time.
Cornyn’s statement is consistent with what he truly is: controlled opposition. He supports federal legislation that brazenly violates the Second Amendment; applauds the risky experimental Covid vaccines, which were forced on large swaths of the American public with complete disregard for bodily autonomy; pushes for legislation allowing the Biden administration to force public schools to teach racist, anti-American Critical Race Theory; opposes House Republicans who are trying to investigate Democrats’ witch hunt against former President Donald Trump; and, continues to support fueling the bloody conflict in Ukraine by demanding blank checks be sent to Volodymyr Zelensky. (Zelensky, notably, refuses to hold elections until the war is over and has moved to restrict the religious practices of Ukraine’s second-largest denomination of Orthodox Christians.)
Like the Democrats and their partners in the deep state, Cornyn deeply loathes the genuinely conservative sect of the Republican Party and, like the left, sees utility in labeling them “terrorists.” Leftists want to wield and maintain power by force, and their way of doing so is by demonizing and criminalizing political opposition. Throughout history, dehumanizing lies of this nature have led to unimaginable atrocities. Any Republican who parrots the narrative that conservatives are terrorists is not an ally — they’re a snake in the grass.