Brandon Ziobrowski of Cambridge, Massachusetts was arrested Thursday for offering $500 a head for dead ICE agents. He was charged in New York with using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person.
But while the criminal justice system will deal with this idiot from here on out, one Republican thinks Ziobrowski only bears part of the blame for his actions.
Geoff Diehl, who is challenging Elizabeth Warren for her seat in the Senate, said in a statement this week that Pocahontas also shares some responsibility for the crime. Diehl said that Warren’s reckless rhetoric targeting immigration officials as racist was bound to have consequences in the real world.
“We now have a man putting a bounty on the heads of ICE agents,” he said. “Senator Warren’s irresponsible statements are partially to blame. She has a responsibility to support our law enforcement officials. Her calls to abolish ICE and painting the entire criminal justice system as racist are reckless and dangerous.”
The suspect in the case is accused of sending out a threatening tweet on July 2: “I am broke but will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills ICE agent. @me seriously who else can pledge get in on this lets make this work.”
Diehl’s accusation is to be taken seriously. Warren’s crusade against ICE was even more vicious than many of her fellow Democrats. In a speech in late June, she bashed the agency, calling for it to be abolished and replaced with “something that reflects our morality.”
Speaking to a raucous crowd of leftists, Warren said, “This is about children held in cages. This is about babies scattered all across this country. President Trump seems to think that the only way to have immigration rules is to rip parents from their families, is to treat rape victims and refugees like terrorists, and to put children in cages. This moment is a moral crisis for our country.”
On this, the editorial board of the Boston Herald agreed.
“There is a moral crisis in our country,” they wrote on Friday, “and recklessly vilifying those who protect us on the border as brutes and the entire criminal justice system as ‘racist’ is creating it. Casting law enforcement as the bad guy is upside-down thinking and we are reaping the dark rewards. Sen. Warren has a moral imperative to clean this mess up.”
They’re absolutely right. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, but the Always At Level 10 hysteria from the Democrats and the media is going to get someone badly hurt before it’s all said and done with. Whether it’s Warren, Cory Booker, Maxine Waters, or Rachel Maddow, these liberals need to stop feeding leftist crazies the fuel that feeds their insane desire for mayhem. When you repeatedly compare Trump to Hitler and ICE to the gestapo, it’s only a matter of time before some whacko actually believes it.