Stewart Rhodes, the founder and still the leader of the Oath Keepers, a group that likes to pretend that they’re just about encouraging police and military personnel to follow the Constitution, is so unhinged that he thinks John McCain should be “hung by the neck until dead” for treason.
Rhodes was taking part in an event featuring opponents of a proposed constitutional convention, including Andy Biggs, the Republican president of the Arizona state senate, and “constitutional sheriff” Richard Mack, both of whom sat alongside Rhodes as he gave his remarks…
The “GOP good-ol’-boy network,” Rhode said, “were simply getting their preordained, anointed candidate who would go along with the program of the destruction of this country.”
“John Cain [sic] is a traitor to the Constitution,” he added. “He should be tried for treason before a jury of his peers — which he would deny you, he supports your denial of a jury trial, he supported the NDAA saying that he could just have the president slam you into a brig in North Carolina or South Carolina or wherever else he wanted to, try you by military tribunal and have you executed. He would deny you the right for trial to jury, but we will give him a trial for jury, and then after we convict him, he should be hung by the neck until dead. But that was their candidate!”
These are the same people that keep showing up at places like the Bundy ranch armed to the teeth, just itching for a showdown with the government. And frankly, part of me almost wants to give them their wish.