Two far-left Democrats challenging Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in the upcoming midterms attended a vigil at which the leader accused Republicans of treason for the events of January 6 and suggested they should die for their actions.
“There was a terrorist attack on our country, attempting to overthrow our government, our government. It was a coup,” cochair of Saratoga, Warren, Washington Progressive Action Larry Fine said, according to a clip of the event. “They came with weapons and lots of people and arms. Because this attack is by our own citizens, it’s called treason, treason.”
Fine added, “A consequence of treason is death. According to the Constitution, a consequence of treason is death.”
One of the candidates, Matt Castelli, said of Stefanik, “Her actions remind me of another individual with ties to the North Country. … I am talking about the traitor Benedict Arnold, and his treasonous spirit is alive and well in Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.”
Never mind that no person’s actions on January 6 fit the Constitutional definition of treason: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” But they don’t really care about truth if it allows them to slander a political opponent, apparently.
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