New Mexico County Official Couy Griffin Calls For The Death Of Democrats

New Mexico County Official Couy Griffin Calls For The Death Of Democrats May 21, 2020

Deplorable: A church full of Christians cheered as New Mexico county commissioner and founder of Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin declared that “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”

Associated Press reports:

The founder of the group Cowboys for Trump and a New Mexico county commissioner is facing calls to resign after he said in a video, “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”

In a despicable display of dangerous rhetoric, Otero County Commissioner and founder of Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin, speaking at the New Hope Revival Church in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, declared:

I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.

Adding insult to injury, after declaring “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” those in attendance at the Christian church cheered with delight.

Yes, they cheered. 

After the cheers, Griffin tried to back-track on his terrorist threat:

I don’t say that in the physical sense, and I can already see where the videos getting edited where it says I want to go murder Democrats. No. I say that in the political sense because the Democrat agenda and policy is anti-American right now.

This is not the first time Griffin has made terrorist threats against Democrats. Previously Griffin posted a threat to Virginia’s Democratic Governor Ralph Northam after Northam issued a stay-home order in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Griffin, the founder of Cowboys For Trump, posted the following to the group’s Facebook page: 

Virginia I’m coming your way. And I got a rope on my saddle if you think we may need it?

Responding to Griffin’s threat calling for the death of Democrats, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales issued a statement condemning Griffin’s remarks:

There is no place for this kind of violent partisanship today, calling for the death of people in the other party.

Right now, we are in the midst of a serious public health emergency, a pandemic, and we are trying to do everything we can to keep New Mexicans safe, regardless of whether they are Democrats or Republicans.  We need people pulling together to get through this, as neighbors and as New Mexicans, not calling for the death of people who belong to a different political party.

Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Marg Elliston also released a statement calling for Griffin’s resignation, saying

Comments inciting violence have absolutely no place in public discourse, and Commissioner Griffin should resign his position immediately. It is also incumbent upon every single Republican holding or running for elected office in New Mexico to strongly denounce his comments and join our call for his resignation. This should not be a partisan issue; it is about protecting all New Mexicans, regardless of their political beliefs.

And New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf also called for Griffin to apologize and resign:

A Republican elected official in New Mexico has said “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”  The County Commissioner’s comment is despicable, indefensible, and un-American.  He represents Rs, Ds, and Independents.  He should immediately apologize and resign. 

As for Griffin, he is refusing to apologize, and says he will not resign.

Bottom line: Speaking at the New Hope Revival Church in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Otero County Commissioner and founder of Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin declared that “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”

New Mexico County Official Couy Griffin Calls For The Death Of Democrats (Image via Facebook)

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