Here are 5 unhinged Republicans who have actually called for Hillary Clinton’s murder

In an election heavy on hyperbole, a number of Republican politicians have been forced to walk back remarks casually calling for the death of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Even Donald Trump himself was forced to clarify his remarks after suggesting there was something “the Second Amendment people” can do if Clinton is elected and given the opportunity to pick Supreme Court judges.

 

The senior U.S. Senator from North Carolina apologized Monday for a joke he made over the weekend suggesting supporters of the National Rights Association should put a “bullseye” on an image of Hillary Clinton.

 

But Trump isn’t the only one who’s made subtle—or explicit—references to Clinton’s death. Here are five other Republican politicians who have low-key called for Hillary Clinton’s murder.

 

Responding to criticism that Trump was inciting violence against the Democratic nominee with his remark Trump told Sean Hannity he was referencing grassroots organizations who support gun rights. “This is a political movement,” Trump said. “This is a strong, powerful movement, the Second Amendment. You know, Hillary wants to take your guns away. She wants to leave you unprotected in your home.”

 

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said in August. “By the way, if she gets to pick—if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”

 

 

 

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