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GOP lawmaker says don’t do kidnapping; right wing Facebook crowd disagrees

By: - October 12, 2020 4:33 pm

Rep. Jeremy Munson, R-Crystal Lake.

State Rep. Jeremy Munson posted on Facebook a story about the FBI arresting right wing terrorists in the alleged foiled kidnapping of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The comments are — depending on your mood — hilarious and frightening. Let’s take a dip in the crazy pool

Brian Baker These patriots are political prisoners. Nazis are in our government.

Shari N Kevin So interesting, conspiracy to kidnap her, yeah right? What about all the threats that have been placed upon our President Trump by these leftist peeps, they aren’t being arrested. Why not FBI? You need to start doing your job right and start arresting the people that have really committed the real crimes. I believe this whole thing was all set up by the left once again.

Those are two of the dozens of loony comments that rationalize an attempted kidnapping, and they’re on the Facebook page of a state lawmaker. 

Referring to the alleged crime, Munson posted, “Don’t do this,” so good on him for that. (It’s weird that he even has to say it.) But once his acolytes started claiming the whole thing is a false flag and/or cheering on the alleged perpetrators, Munson chose not to dip into the comments to tell everyone to shut up and smarten up. 

In fact, here’s another exchange: 

Julianna Sanow-Lyons I find it very sad that Americans have gotten so desperate that they have to resort to these kind of actions to get government dictators to listen.

Representative Jeremy Munson: it feels like 1775.

We’re all dying to see Munson in a powdered wig on the floor of the Minnesota House.

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J. Patrick Coolican
J. Patrick Coolican

J. Patrick Coolican is Editor-in-Chief of Minnesota Reformer. Previously, he was a Capitol reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for five years, after a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and time at the Las Vegas Sun, Seattle Times and a few other stops along the way. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and toddler son.