Roger Stone, one of the masterminds of the Donald Trump campaign, warned and promised “violence” following any impeachment of Donald Trump. Roger Stone threatened, “Try to impeach him. Just try it. You will have a spasm of violence in this country — an insurrection like you’ve never seen.” He added, “A politician who votes for it would be endangering their own life.” Seconds later, he walked back his apparent threat turning it into a promise, “Let me make this clear: I’m not advocating violence, but I am predicting it.”
ROGER STONE, ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN
Roger Stone, Jr. is an establishment Republican with a long history of working on campaigns for Republican candidates going back to the 1970’s. Despite many scandals, resignations, and firings, Roger Stone is welcomed back to assist the Republican Party again and again. He remains a top advocate for Donald Trump, despite leaving the campaign in 2015. He is also under investigation by Robert Mueller. Roger Stone always speaks out for firing Donald Trump investigators. Extensive details of his history may be read at Wikipedia or Sourcewatch. Roger Stone is as Republican establishment as anyone.
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INTERVIEWER: Do you think that there’s any — any chance that he might be impeached?
ROGER STONE: The people who are calling for impeachment are the people who didn’t vote for him. They need to get over it. Their candidate had every advantage. They spent two billion dollars. He spent 275 million. Sorry he whipped her ass. It’s over. You lost. Try to impeach him. Just try it. You will have a spasm of violence in this country — an insurrection like you’ve never seen.
Impeachment is not contingent upon who voted for whom, but rather, whether Donald Trump violated the Constitution or whether Congress would be willing to impeach and remove him. A Republican is investigating the issue — namely Robert Mueller. This is a standard process. Time will tell where it goes.
In fact, Donald Trump had “every” advantage when he was provided with billions in free publicity and when Republicans filled the field of candidates to a number that assured Donald Trump would win the primaries.
INTERVIEWER: You think?
ROGER STONE: No question.
INTERVIEWER: You think if he got impeached, like, the country would go to …?
ROGER STONE: Both sides are heavily armed my friend. Yes. Absolutely. This is not 1974. The people will not stand for impeachment. A politician who votes for it would be endangering their own life. There will be violence on both sides. Let me make this clear: I’m not advocating violence, but I am predicting it.
INTERVIEWER: You’re predicting that if he got impeached, there would be some sort of civil war type …
ROGER STONE: Yes, that’s what I think will happen.