In a shocking turn of events, Representative Clay Higgins, a staunch supporter of the MAGA movement, has openly threatened Special Counsel Jack Smith, emphasizing his allegiance to former President Donald Trump over the principles of the rule of law.
During an interview on the far-right news network NewsMax, Higgins left no room for ambiguity, declaring that Smith’s “days are numbered.”
The ominous undertones in his remarks have raised eyebrows, particularly considering the potential implication of violence. This behavior is deemed disgraceful, especially coming from a sitting Congressman.
Higgins directed his ire towards Smith’s pursuit of information from Donald Trump’s Twitter account, specifically focusing on obtaining details about users who have interacted with the former president’s posts in various ways. Despite the gravity of his statement, Higgins seemed to take pride in being on Smith’s list, asserting, “I consider it a badge of honor.”
The Congressman’s alarming comment evokes memories of the deadly violence that unfolded during the MAGA-led insurrection on January 6th.
The reference to “American patriots” not standing idly by has raised concerns about potential harm to those perceived as hindering Trump’s interests.
Attempting to mitigate the potential fallout from his implicit endorsement of political violence, Higgins quickly added a disclaimer, stating that Trump supporters are ready to “fight legally and peacefully.”
However, skepticism lingers, given the historical context of violent incidents perpetrated by so-called “patriots” aligned with the MAGA movement.
As the nation grapples with heightened political tensions, Higgins’ words underscore the deep ideological divides within the political landscape, prompting fears of a resurgence of violence in the name of loyalty to Donald Trump.
The incident raises questions about the role of elected officials in promoting unity and adherence to democratic norms, irrespective of political affiliations.