Hey guys, did you know that the Constitution demands socialists to be shot? It’s true, according to Montana State Representative Rodney Garcia!
A Montana lawmaker is facing controversy after he claimed at an event for the state’s Republican Party on Friday that the U.S. Constitution holds that socialists can be jailed or shot, reports say.
State Rep. Rodney Garcia, who represents part of Billings, Mont., in House District 52, also expressed concern about socialists “entering our government” at an event in Helena, Mont., on Friday, according to the Billings Gazette.
Asked by a reporter about the comments on Saturday, Garcia reportedly stood by them.
“So actually in the Constitution of the United States (if) they are found guilty of being a socialist member you either go to prison or are shot,” he told a reporter, according to the Billings Gazette.
“They’re enemies of the free state,” Garcia reportedly said. “What do we do with our enemies in war?”
…Garcia and the Montana Republican Party did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
I like the idea that Billings is a hot bed of the Red Menace, but not to fear, our man Garcia is here to help! Now of course there’s nothing in the Constitution about the right to shoot people you disagree with, and Republicans are now feeling empowered that they, too, can kill someone on 5th Ave because the prznint can.
This is the natural take-away in Possum Hollar. Well-played, Republicans.