MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross asserted on Thursday that a civil war has already begun in the United States following alleged threats by the right against the FBI after the agency’s unprecedented raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
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Cross was filling in for radical leftist Joy Reid on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” when she made her incendiary comments asserting that a civil war is already underway in America.
Former NSC senior director for counterterrorism Javed Ali spoke during the segment about the growing anger and criticism being leveled against the FBI after the agency raided Trump’s Florida home on Aug. 8 while he was in New York City. They spent more than nine hours tearing the place apart and seizing items, including three of the former president’s passports. The FBI claims that it has received death threats and is pointing to a lone, disturbed gunman who attempted to breach an Ohio office as an example of conservative unrest.
To Ali’s credit, he called for the heated political rhetoric to calm down. Cross, however, countered by claiming she thinks it may already be too late for that.
“You are saying that we have to deal with the rhetoric. I agree with you, but there is not really rhetoric that we can deal with,” Cross asserted, leveling accusations at Fox News. “I mean, you have millions of people turning into a propaganda network every night. And then, as if that were not bad enough, that’s an extremist network itself, you have these fringe popup outlets from OAN to Newsmax.”
Any criticism of the @ FBI and DOJ is violence. All just a way to stifle criticism
— Phillip May (@pharvey2001) August 19, 2022
“The train has left the station. There is no dealing with the rhetoric. At this point, we need to have serious conversations around preparing for actual violence. People keep saying a civil war is coming. I would say the civil war is here. And I don’t mean to be hyperbolic. We can look at what has happened in the past week alone since all this has happened. We’ve had two people try to declare war with FBI field offices. At this point, I don’t think we’re going to pack up our bags and go home and sing kumbaya,” she added basically calling for federal authorities to slam the lid down on the right.
Following the raid on Mar-a-Lago, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin warning about “violent threats” against law enforcement agencies including a threat to “place a so-called dirty bomb in front of FBI headquarters.” The bulletin also alleged that “general calls” for “civil war” have increased on social media.
“Within my former world, folks know there is a heightened threat environment out there. I would have to believe that DHS and the FBI – I happened to work for both – that the right steps are going forward both in terms of physical security of people and also ramping up efforts to make sure that if there are active plots or threats out there, they can be disrupted in advance. That’s probably how it’s going to be handled on the government side,” Ali noted.
If we're going to avoid a civil war in this country, ex-CIA directors should stop claiming that Republicans are more dangerous than Al Qaeda.
These are claims that directly justify political violence.
They have no place in America. pic.twitter.com/7vsPJRYufw
— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) August 17, 2022
“On the average everyday American side, it’s just trying to be a responsible citizen. If you’re hearing this rhetoric from a neighbor or a friend or somebody like that, engage in a conversation to try to cool things down. Right now, yes, the atmosphere in the U.S. is very heated. Hopefully, we can deescalate things. But in the meantime, I do believe there will be these attempts and more lone offender type of attacks that we have seen over the past couple of weeks, where people try to act out violently. I don’t think we will see large-scale acts of violence. Hopefully, I am right on that,” he added.
The left is incessantly beating a drum in the media and elsewhere that the Republican Party is “extreme” and “dangerous” for criticizing the FBI raid.
Democrat adviser Kurt Bardella called the GOP a “domestic terrorist cell” while appearing on “The ReidOut” Tuesday, while many Republicans are now saying that the intelligence agencies have been weaponized against the right. The media is fomenting discord on a nationwide scale as well.
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