Cancel Culture, GOP-Style
Rep. Clay Higgins [Ed. note: R – LA, motto: Where the Debris Meets The Sea] has spoken at events organized by militia groups. When a rumor spread of a Black militia group protesting police brutality, he said their armed presence would be considered a threat and he’d “drop any 10 of you where you stand.”
He seems nice:
“If this shows up, we’ll consider the armed presence a real threat,” Rep. Clay Higgins, a former law enforcement officer, posted Tuesday on his personal, verified Captain Clay Higgins Facebook page along with a picture of an armed Black militia group that has protested the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. “We don’t care what color you are. We don’t care if you’re left or right. If you show up like this, if We recognize threat… you won’t walk away.”
“I wouldn’t even spill my beer. … We are SWAT. Nothing personal. We just eliminate the threat. … That’s not a challenge, fellas. It’s a promise,” he wrote Tuesday.
Louisiana is an open-carry state, meaning a permit is not required for someone to visibly carry a firearm in public.
I’m not even going to fact-check my next assertion, but I’m sure he was in favor of open carry in LA, you know, until he wasn’t.
Higgins has also touted himself as a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. One of his political ads started with him wearing a SWAT vest, shooting a rifle, and telling the viewer to “tell the world we’re American.”
So he’s not so big on the First Amendment, and the Second Amendment seems sort of conditional: Whites Only.
Cherish him, Louisiana.