Right-wing pundit and professional anti-Semite Rick Wiles, fresh off of saying he would pay the $15,000 penalty for a massive super-spreader wedding, now says he wants Democrats to be executed.
It stems from how, last week, the administration changed up rules regarding federal executions. Rather than limiting the death penalty to lethal injections, the new rule (which could go into effect on Christmas Eve) would allow states to execute people using “any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed.”
In theory, that means someone who might otherwise die by lethal injection could be killed via firing squad or electrocution or flat-out torture if the state doesn’t prohibit it.
That was enough information for Wiles to suggest certain liberals should be shot via firing squad.
End Times conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles hopes that Donald Trump and Bill Barr will line Democrats, the news media, leftists, scientists, and professors up against a wall and shoot them "because that's what they deserve." pic.twitter.com/cTw8t5qenu
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 30, 2020
Wiles was responding to the question of why the Trump administration would fast-track this change:
… I’m not trying to be funny about [this]… because they plan to shoot some people… They’re gonna have a bunch of traitors, they’re gonna line ’em up against a wall and start shooting them. Because that’s what they deserve… The Democrats, the news media. If the leftists, if scientists, professors have been working secretly with the Chinese Communist Party, then line ’em up against the wall and shoot them. That’s what you do with them.
To be clear, even the Trump rules could only apply to people convicted of a crime so heinous, the perpetrator is given the death penalty. Wiles, however, fantasizes about it being used against his ideological opponents. As if there’s some vast conspiracy afoot in which scientists and educators are in cahoots with other countries — a conspiracy that only Wiles and the people in his conservative bubble know about — and the appropriate response is to murder everybody.
There’s no evidence that scientists, professors, and the news media are secretly collaborating with the Chinese government in order to destroy the country.
This isn’t even a prediction of Wiles thinks will happen. It’s not just a random weird Christian thought experiment. This is a man engaging in right-wing fantasy that involves the execution of Democrats he deems unworthy.
At what point do his followers decide to circumvent this already-perverted version of law and take matters into their own hands? When will Wiles — and the men surrounding him — ever be held accountable for his words?
By the way, this is also the same guy who claims to be so “pro-life” he once celebrated an impending ice age because the death of humanity would also mean fewer abortions.
(via Right Wing Watch)